Wattle Extract

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Description

Wattle is a member of the Acacia family and is used extensively in leather tanning as it is prized for its even coverage and penetration of skins and pelts for tanning. Natural dyers use it as one of the rich tannins to create iron-based grays and blacks or to overdye with indigo to create interesting muted greens. The color is a beige with a pink cast and it has a characteristic toasted wood smell. Most wattle is grown in Australia, South Africa and India and the Black Wattle is most commonly extracted to create the dye.

Linen dyed with wattle

Recipes

Warm Rose (swatch at bottom)

20% wattle,

Grayed Lavender (swatch on right)

20% wattle and 0.5% iron combined in the dye bath

Light Peach (swatch on left)

10% wattle

Nutmeg (swatch in the middle)

10% wattle

1% iron afterbath

 

Related items:

Iron (Ferrous Sulfate)

Organic Indigo

Additional information

Weight 500 g
Weight

250 gm, 500 gm, 1000 gm