Each Aquarelle liquid natural dye is pre-extracted from a leaf, root, bark or other natural source. They combine easily and produce beautiful shades and may be thickened with Print Paste Thickener and used for printing, painting and other surface design applications.
This is an easy to use liquid natural dye that creates a soft brown. Cutch (Acacia catechu) is the rich reddish brown color seen in Indian textiles. It is both a dyestuff and tanning agent and has been used in India since ancient times. Cutch has a very sweet aroma and takes a long simmer to yield rich brown. Alum mordants tend to turn Cutch yellow, so if you are seeking a deep chocolate shade, mordant with iron and then dye with 20-30% cutch on the wof (weight of fiber) for a beautiful shade.
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Cutch with Saxon Blue creates a Sea Green
Cutch with Madder creates a beautiful burnished Burgundy red
Cutch with a pinch of Soda Ash will make a reddish Russet