Q & A: Round Up of Mordanting + Scouring 101

...the dyestuff and the mordant, not the mordant alone. If you dye a mordanted fabric with a fugitive color, you will still have problems with colorfastness. Mordanting with alum is...

How to Mordant with Symplocos

...synthetic dyes because they are aligned with their values. So the Plant Mordant Project offers an opportunity to extend the expression of these values by also using a plant-sourced mordant....

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...mordant and dye in one step, rather than using the traditional mordant method with aluminum sulfate or aluminum acetate. Traditional tannin mordants include: Tannin Chestnut Tara Myrobalan Cutch Walnut Quebracho...

How to Mordant Animal Fibers

...mordant variations, and indigo as a vat dye does not require a mordant. Using a mordant helps to ensure the most durable and long-lasting colors. (Check out our recent Q...

How to Mordant Plant Fibers

...dyed fibers. You may also dry and store mordanted fibers for future use; we recommend using cellulose mordanted fibers within 6 months of mordanting. Label and store your mordanted fiber...

Aluminum acetate mordant

...traditional tannin mordants. In addition, it is our preferred mordant for plant fibers. Mordanting is an important step in natural dyeing as it helps improve light and washfastness. Its purpose...

How to Mordant Cellulose Fibers with Tannin and Alum

...mordant variations, and indigo as a vat dye does not require a mordant. Using a mordant helps to ensure the most durable and long-lasting colors. This mordant method is an...

10 Tannins That Don’t Need a Mordant

There are so many mordant variations and we urge you to experiment and find the one that works best for you. If you’re not familiar with the term, mordanting is...

How to Mordant

WHAT IS MORDANTING? Mordanting is the most important process of preparing fibers to accept color. This is not an optional step but there are many mordant variations, and indigo as...

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

...re-mordant? Does laundering remove the mordant??? You normally do not need to remordant if you want to overdye. If it’s been a long time between the initial dyeing and overdyeing,...