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This Natural Dye produces a yellow colour and with the careful use of household ammonia, once the fibre has been dyed, can change the colour to a pink.
Use at 100% per dry weight of fibre.
An Alum mordant is required for protein fibres.
A tannin and Alum mordant are required 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.
The dyed samples are as follows
Alum – no modifier = creamy yellow
Alum + Citric Acid = pale creamy yellow
Alum + Ammonia = creamy pink
Alum + Copper = tan
Alum + Iron = dark tan
Not food safe, so please do not make a drink with this dye.
In the images below, the wool skein has been treated with (from top to bottom / left to right) Alum, Citric Acid, Ammonia, Copper Sulphate, Iron (Ferrous Sulphate).
25 in stock
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