The most important and essential step when dyeing with nature is mordanting.
Four types of mordanting techniques are shown for protein and cellulose fibers, including Alum, Aluminum Acetate and "dunging," Tannins, and even Soy Milk.
You'll receive a download of the entire video series and access to a private blog page with all videos and instructions. Take it at your own speed. The video quality isn't great :-) but the information is good, thorough, and extremely organized.
Calcium Acetate (or actual Alum Acetate, or Sodium Acetate)
Suggested Supplies (optional, additional purchase)
*Synthrapol Washing Agent
*Thickening Agent (gum arabic, guar gum, etc)
*Small Non-Reactive Pot
Medium-Large Non-Reactive Pot
Filter ie. mesh, tshirt, stockings, muslin
Blender (food use one is fine)
Spoon or Tongs
Pail or Bucket
Bin or Dish
*Scale for grams/ounces
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