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Natural Dyes

Oak Gall – Chopped [100g]

£5.00 inc. VAT

Quercus infectoria

This Natural Dye material contains all of the chopped oak gall which may still have parts of the wasp grub. Naturally formed by a wasp laying its egg on an oak twig. The oak then protects itself by covering the egg and the grub. The grub when fully formed will cut its way out and fly off.

When used with an Alum mordant it will give shades of tan and yellows. Used with iron it will turn black, Ink can be made from this.

This is a natural tannin.
Use at 30% to dry weight of fibre.

When used with an Alum mordant it will give shades of tan and yellows. Used with iron it will turn black, Ink can be made from this.

This is mainly used as a tannin with Alum for cellulose fibres.
For cellulose fibres use either
Aluminium Acetate at 5% in a heated mordant bath.
or
Aluminium Lactate at 5% in either a cold or heated mordant bath.

Not food safe, so please do not make a drink with this dye.

19 in stock

SKU B00-ND-029 Category

International Customers: Please make sure your country will accept plant material through the post, we will not be responsible for any item refused or destroyed by border control.