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This Natural Dye can produce coral-pink and rusty orange. No mordant is necessary, soak the bark for a week or so before simmering gently for an hour to extract more colour.
Use at a ratio of 100%.
The picture shows wool which has been mordanted with alum, then dyed with elm bark.
The left-hand skein shows how all the skeins originally came out of the dye pot. The other four were each dipped into a different modifier bath for approximately 10 minutes. From left-to-right these modifier baths were Citric Acid, Ammonia, Copper and Iron.
The dyed samples are as follows
Alum – no modifier = warm tan
Alum + Citric Acid = cream
Alum + Ammonia = pink tan
Alum + Copper = deep tan
Alum + Iron = green tan
12 in stock
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