Hide Glue




Hide glue is a granulated form of rabbit skin glue and is rich in collagen. The glue is a protein based adhesive used in fine woodworking and antique restoration and for thousands of years was the most common woodworking glue until the invention of polyvinyl acetate and resin glues in the 20th century. It is made from animal skins, bones and connective tissue. It is a tenacious adhesive yet also water soluble and non toxic and not hazardous. Artists use rabbit skin glue to size canvases. People also use it in bookbinding and to prepare certain art mediums.

It is used as a protective coating for protein fibers in high alkalinity dyebaths such as an indigo vat and visibly improves the hand of wool and silk fibers, even after multiple prolonged indigo dips. Some dyers are noting that it works well with tannin-rich or iron-infused dyebaths as well.

For details on how to use hide glue, please see our Hide Glue Indigo Vat Instructions. 250g will last for approximately 10 indigo vats.


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250 gm, 500 gm

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