Looking to learn how to work with natural dyes? You’ve come to the right place.
A detailed guide to scouring fiber, done before mordanting and dyeing.
A detailed guide to mordanting fiber, preparing the fibers to bond with natural dyes.
An alternative plant based mordant.
Use printing gum for thickening natural dyes for printing and painting
Just starting out with natural dye extracts for the first time? This will give you an overview of how to get started.
Check out this page for information on how to use cochineal insects, logwood chips, and more!
This is a guide to dyeing with indigo using the 1-2-3 vat method, by natural dye master Michael Garcia. This method is based on traditional indigo vats.
Simple process that yields beautiful light blue’s.
While in liquid form, all of these dyes are from natural sources: roots, bark, fruit rinds, pods, and insects.
Hide glue is used in indigo vats to help protect protein fibers such as wool and silk from excessive heat or alkalinity.
is used alone as a mordant, as a color shifter and to increase lightfastness when used in combination with other natural dyes, and can also be used as a reducing agent with some indigo vats.
How to use and understand pH strips.
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