blotz_logo_cropped

Natural Dyes

Sandalwood Red African cut [100g]

£5.00 inc. VAT

Pterocarpus soyauxii

This Natural Dye produces a rust colour if the dye is extracted with alcohol, otherwise the colours are very pale. A mordant is recommended and stronger colours can be achieved if the dyestuff is left in with the fibres.
Use at a rate of 1:1.

An Alum mordant is required for protein fibres.
A tannin and Alum is required for all cellulose fibres or you can use one of the following
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.

The dyed samples which have not been extracted in alcohol are as follows
Alum – no modifier = warm yellow brown
Alum + Citric Acid = golden brown
Alum + Ammonia = warm golden brown
Alum + Copper = golden brown
Alum + Iron = brown

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

Comes in a bag of 100g in weight.
We are changing over from plastic bags to re-sealable Kraft bags.

This will be shipped via Royal Mail 2nd class small parcels.

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.

8 in stock

SKU B00-ND-037 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.