Aluminum acetate is used for mordanting primarily cellulose and bast fibers and it also works as an alternative mordant for wool and silk. We offer instructions for 2 mordant variations: one using tannin and calcium carbonate (chalk) and the other in combination with cellulose scour which helps prepare the fibers for dyeing. You may use percentages from 5-10% on the weight of the fiber.
Please note that Aluminum acetate is very powdery and smells like acetic acid, so a dust mask and good ventilation is recommended when using it.
- 100g of Aluminum Acetate is ample for mordanting 2000 grams (4.4 pounds) of fiber at 5%