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Mordants for Natural Dyeing

Mordants for Natural Dyeing

I know some dyers have concerns about the toxicity of using mordants in  natural dyeing. Yes, some can be extremely toxic if misused, but there are  a lot that are also extremely safe. I have compiled a list of 50 mordants  that can be used in natural dyeing. I have not removed those that can be  considered toxic (like chrome and tin) as to not exclude any possibilities.  Do some research and make the decision for yourself, it's everyone's  personal choice what substances they feel…

Oct 20 NATURAL DYEING / 50 mordants

I know some dyers have concerns about the toxicity of using mordants in natural dyeing.

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Make Your Own Iron Mordant Solution - DIY

Put rusty nails to good use by creating an iron mordant solution that can be used for multiple home dyeing projects.data-pin-do=

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How to mordant cotton By Donna Brown, Diane de Souza and Catharine Ellis. Cotton Fabrics dyed using Natural Dye Extracts

The importance of THINKING for a natural dyer-a brilliant article about mordants.

A clear and easy article about the ingredients in a natural dye bath, and their purpose.

A perfect mordanting DHG will guide you through the perfect mordanting process, 60 years of experience in the dyeing world!

MORDENTAT PERFECTE A perfect mordanting DHG will guide you through the perfect mordanting process, 60 years of experience in the dyeing world!

Staghorn Sumac as a natural dye mordant (with instructions for Rhubarb and Juniper mordants as well)

Plant-based mordants for natural dyeing --Staghorn Sumac as a natural dye mordant

about mordanting  //  Cassandra Tondro Green Art Blog // mordanting in alternating dips of soy milk and baking soda. The soy milk is because the plant dyes bond with protein molecules, and the baking soda is because they adhere better in an alkaline environment.   doing several dips each of soy milk and baking soda, so it takes quite a long time just to prepare the fabric before dyeing.

Mordanting fabric with plain soy milk [one part to five parts water] and cup baking soda to one liter of water. Dip and dry several times in each mordant. Time consuming but not using chemicals.

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