Tannins & Leather

A focus on tannins, the special element of vegetable-tanning process.
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Quebracho Rojo –  Found in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina,Quebracho (Schinopsis quebracho-colorado) is a dense hardwood that is commonly used as fuel for the legendary Argentine barbecue …

Quebracho Rojo – Found in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina,Quebracho (Schinopsis quebracho-colorado) is a dense hardwood that is commonly used as fuel for the legendary Argentine barbecue …

Extrait de Quebracho - Couleur :  Fibre textile : beige rosé à brun  Le Quebracho est un arbre dont le nom provient de l'espagnol quiebra hacha (brise hache) à cause de la très grande dureté de ce bois qui l’a peut-être longtemps préservé de tout type d’exploitation.  Mais il est particulièrement riche  en tanins et matières colorantes et remplaça rapidement d'autres tanins végétaux. Il fut donc l'objet d'une exploitation intensive. Au début du 20ème S., le Quebracho fut la plus importante…

Extrait de Quebracho - Couleur : Fibre textile : beige rosé à brun Le Quebracho est un arbre dont le nom provient de l'espagnol quiebra hacha (brise hache) à cause de la très grande dureté de ce bois qui l’a peut-être longtemps préservé de tout type d’exploitation. Mais il est particulièrement riche en tanins et matières colorantes et remplaça rapidement d'autres tanins végétaux. Il fut donc l'objet d'une exploitation intensive. Au début du 20ème S., le Quebracho fut la plus importante…

Tara tannins

Tara tannins

Mimosa tannins

Mimosa tannins

Chestnut tannins

Chestnut tannins

Quebracho tannins

Quebracho tannins


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Riihivilla, Dyeing with natural dyes: Tannin mordant experiment 1 Tanninipuretuskokeilu 1

Riihivilla, Dyeing with natural dyes: Tannin mordant experiment 1 Tanninipuretuskokeilu 1

Effects of oil and/or tannin pretreatment, and mordanting with alum/soda ash or alumnium acetate on  cotton's natural dye uptake and lightfastness. Includes conclusions and recipes.

Effects of oil and/or tannin pretreatment, and mordanting with alum/soda ash or alumnium acetate on cotton's natural dye uptake and lightfastness. Includes conclusions and recipes.

These are oak galls used for tannin.

These are oak galls used for tannin.

"For me, as a quilter and dyer, my interest in Acorns lies in the natural mordant abilities. I use Acorns to set dyes with cotton and linen fabrics. So as I gather Acorns, I collect the caps, the shells, and the nut with the shell since all parts of the Acorn contain tannin."

"For me, as a quilter and dyer, my interest in Acorns lies in the natural mordant abilities. I use Acorns to set dyes with cotton and linen fabrics. So as I gather Acorns, I collect the caps, the shells, and the nut with the shell since all parts of the Acorn contain tannin."

Riihivilla, Dyeing with natural dyes: Tannin mordant experiment 1 Tanninipuretuskokeilu 1

Riihivilla, Dyeing with natural dyes: Tannin mordant experiment 1 Tanninipuretuskokeilu 1

Tree barks and leaves | Weavolution

Tree barks and leaves | Weavolution

Myrobalan_extract

Myrobalan_extract

Black Dye - The Natural Way.  This version uses acorns for the tannin solution, followed by iron.

Black Dye - The Natural Way. This version uses acorns for the tannin solution, followed by iron.

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500px-Corilagin.svg

Black Dye

Black Dye

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