Q & A: Round Up of Mordanting + Scouring 101

...to use for cellulose fibers? aluminum acetate and calcium carbonate aluminum acetate and wheat bran tannin and aluminum sulfate Do you mordant and then post mordant with calcium carbonate prior...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...that is highly mineralized with calcium, magnesium and/or iron will create a different color palette than areas that have soft, demineralized water. Highly mineralized water (with calcium and magnesium) is...

A Deep Dive into the 1-2-3 Indigo Vat

...either fructose, iron or henna as one of the ingredients in place of harsh chemicals. Our variations include 1-2-3 Fructose vat using 1 part indigo, 2 parts calcium hydroxide and...

FEEDBLACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...1% might help shift it to a redder shade. -6-8% madder extract wof and 2% calcium carbonate. If the color is too orange, add 1% more calcium carbonate. Good luck!...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...adding calcium or fructose first when making the stock solution does not seem to make a difference but my preference is to add the calcium hydroxide before adding the fructose,...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Indigo Vat pH, Painting & Reusing Mordant Baths

...reducing the amount of calcium hydroxide and fructose by 10-20% and see if your indigo vat balances and reduces. Method 1 Create the mother stock using 100 grams of indigo...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...1. If you use calcium carbonate in order to make the color redder, try mixing the calcium separately, letting it settle and using only the clear liquid in the dye...

Frequently Asked Questions About Indigo

...balanced blend of indigo powder, a base or alkali such as calcium hydroxide, and a reducing agent, such as fructose or henna. We have found it easier to build a...

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...that contains calcium. So, yes, I do add calcium to the soil as we have very little here. Q. I only have access to alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) here in...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...root, citric acid, and then shifted pH with calcium carbonate, and gotten some nice colors on cellulose fibers. …Also, you indicate “do not rinse” after the calcium carbonate step, but...