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...

Symplocos Plant Mordant

...plant-sourced mordant. At its source, the Plant Mordant Project builds partnerships for sustainability with rainforest communities and indigenous textile artists in Indonesia. The Bebali Foundation alleviates rural poverty and empowers...

Wheat Bran Mordant Assist

...mordant assist and does not contain gluten. Both wheat bran and calcium carbonate instructions are in our How to Mordant instructions for cellulose fibers. MORDANTING CELLULOSE FIBERS We prefer mordanting...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...few hours and leave in the mordant bath for up to 3 days. You can also reuse the bath, adding in more mordant as we’ve outlined in our mordanting instructions....

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...best way to get lasting color on textiles. Mordants are integral to natural dyeing, and mordants such as aluminum sulfate or potassium aluminum sulfate, commonly referred to as alum, are...

Aluminum Sulfate

...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. Using a mordant...

How-To Use Iron Powder (Ferrous Sulfate)

...breathing the steam coming from a hot iron mordant bath and mordant in a well-ventilated area. • When measuring iron powder, use a dust mask or respirator, apron and gloves....

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...is a super versatile dye ingredient that functions both as a dye and as a mordant, and it can be combined with other mineral mordants as well. It is the...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...mordanted some 100% silk with aluminum sulfate, 12% WOF with the heat method. I left the silk in the mordant for a couple of days by accident and now have...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...our How to Scour instructions. The fabric should be mordanted with the appropriate mordant for the fiber. Tannin + alum and soda ash creates a good base for cellulose fibers...