FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...of calcium carbonate that we achieve red. It is possible to mordant with aluminum acetate, post bath with calcium carbonate, and then dye with madder root without adding any more...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Shakealotta Indigo Vat

...How to calculate the amount of indigo, calcium hydroxide and fructose in the vat A fructose vat is built with one part indigo, two parts calcium hydroxide, and three parts...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Iron Indigo Vat

...parts iron, and three parts calcium hydroxide. Sample measurements are below. Desired Shade of BlueWaterIndigo gpLIndigo in gramsIronCalcium Hydroxide Light 16L 2 grams per liter 32g 64g 96g Medium 16L...

How to Mordant with Aluminum Acetate

...shade. Wheat bran: the recommended amount of wheat bran is 5% WOF, or 4 teaspoons for 100 grams of fiber. – OR – Calcium carbonate: the recommended amount of calcium...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Fructose Indigo Vat

...the amount of indigo, calcium hydroxide and fructose in the vat A fructose vat is built with one part indigo, two parts calcium hydroxide, and three parts fructose. Sample measurements...

Calcium Hydroxide

Calcium hydroxide is used to make an indigo or woad vat more alkaline. It is a fine white powder and is also known as pickling lime, builders lime, hydrated lime,...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Henna Indigo Vat

...built with one part indigo, two parts calcium hydroxide, and three parts henna. Sample measurements are below. Desired Shade of BlueWaterIndigo gpLIndigo in gramsCalcium HydroxideHenna Light 16L 2 grams per...

Calcium Carbonate

...For calcium carbonate bath: The above 100 grams/4 ounces of mordanted fiber 5 grams/.17 ounces./1 rounded teaspoon calcium carbonate Mix the chalk with boiling hot water and add to a...

Dyeing for Dummies: Natural Dye Poster Child-Indigo

...calcium hydroxide separately. 1 part powdered natural indigo 2 parts calcium hydroxide, also known as pickling lime 3 parts fructose crystals Dust mask and gloves (calcium hydroxide can be irritating)...

Make an Easy, Organic Indigo Vat

...1 part powdered natural indigo 2 parts calcium hydroxide, also known as pickling lime, cal, calx 3 parts fructose crystals Dust mask and gloves. Calcium hydroxide dust can be irritating....