The secret to successful natural dyeing of cellulose fibres, yarns and fabrics such as cotton and linen is thorough scouring. The scouring process removes natural oils, waxes and pectins from the fibre so that the dyes can penetrate the fibre more readily.… Read more...
Fungi Dye: Phaeolus schweinitzii
Phaeolus schweinitzii – Mushroom Dyes
Phaeolus schweinitzii – Fungi dye produces Yellow and gold colours
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Natural Dyes and Recipes
Aluminum Potasium Sulfate
used as a mordant in natural dyeing
A natural dye substance that gives reds, purples, and pinks and corals..… Read more...
How to Make a Tin Mordant
A Tin (stannous chloride) mordant can be used to obtain different colour variations than Alum (another commonly used mordant for natural dyeing.… Read more...
How to Make an Alum Mordant
Natural dyeing is usually a 2 step process. The yarn or fibre must be soaked in a mordant,
that prepares the fibre to absorb the natural dye substance.… Read more...
Beginner Natural Dyeing
Whenever you use dyes, there is always a health risk involved. Some dyes and mordants are poisonous, so use them with caution.… Read more...