10 Tannins That Don’t Need a Mordant

...extracts that not only offer a base color, they prep your fiber for more color to lay on top. Tannins can also be used as adjuncts with aluminum sulfate or...

Q & A: Round Up of Mordanting + Scouring 101

...Tannins will help with lightfastness. The procedure is to immerse the textile in tannin first, then in alum. Be aware that tannins have their own unique color, so the fabrics...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...when using them. Advice? I think some of the confusion arises over what plant we’re talking about. Many plants contain high levels of tannins and these can be used to...

Gallo Tannin extract

...color less visible? Again, possible. The way I look at it is that the light tannins influence the color, so I normally go toward light tannins, not wanting to influence...

Aluminum acetate mordant

...offer a list of alternative tannins that may be used for mordanting. Please be aware that tannins will create a different shade than aluminum acetate but these ingredients are also...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...that the light tannins influence the color, so I normally go toward light tannins, not wanting to influence the shade. However you are asking if a darker tannin will influence...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...when measuring dyes and ingredients – always. There’s another category of fixatives that are not mineral mordants, and those are tannins. Nearly every plant dyestuff contains tannin, but the historically...

Botanical Colors Natural Dye Glossary

...ounces. Tannins: Tannins are substances of vegetable origin that include leaves, bark, roots, fruits and are typically astringent or bitter to taste. When combined with iron, they create a blue-black...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Aluminum Acetate Substitute & Using Recyclables For Seed Cups

...tara as they are the lightest colored tannins) 12-14% aluminum potassium sulfate 1.5% soda ash Dissolve tannin or tara in boiling water and make a tannin bath with room temperature...

How to Mordant with Symplocos

...we support a sustainable crop rather than felling trees for their lumber. As natural dyers, we have access to various plant-derived tannins for mordanting options. However, there are few alum-accumulators...