Organic Printing Gum (replaces Gum Tragacanth) is used as a thickener to paint or print with natural dyes on fabric. It is an organically certified water-soluble carbohydrate gum mixture that performs very well in thickening dyes and pigments for printing and painting. It will dissolve readily in cold or hot water and forms a smooth translucent paste to mix with powders or liquids. Gum Tragacanth is currently in limited availability as most of the world’s supply comes from Iran, which is now a restricted trading partner to the US.
- 250 grams of Organic Printing Gum will make approximately 8 liters (two gallons) of thickened paste for painting or printing with natural dyes.