Natural Dyes

Juniper Berries [100g]

£5.00 inc. VAT

Juniperus communis

This Natural Dye produces a bright mustard yellow colour. If the berries are crushed and boiled fairly vigorously a stronger colour can be achieved.

Use at a ratio of 1:1 berries to fibre.

A tannin and Alum or Aluminium Acetate / Aluminium Lactate can be used for all cellulose fibres.
For cellulose fibres use either
Aluminium Acetate at 5% in a heated mordant bath.
Aluminium Lactate at 5% in either a cold or heated mordant bath.

Not food safe, so please do not make a drink with these dried berries.

The picture shows wool which has been mordanted with alum, then dyed with juniper berries.

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 = mustard
Alum + Citric Acid = pale mustard
Alum + Ammonia = deep mustard
Alum + Copper = slightly green mustard
Alum + Iron = dark mustard

22 in stock

SKU B00-ND-024 Category

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