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  • Copper Sulfate Powder - 8 oz
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    Copper Sulfate Powder - 8 oz

    $3.50

    Copper sulfate, when used as a mordant is similar to iron in darkening the dye colors but it is less harsh on the fibers. Copper sulfate is sometimes listed as copper sulphate or copper vitriol.

    Copper sulfate can be used on all fibers and usually improves the color fastness of plant dyes.

    Copper sulfate tends to make colors greener or browner in tone.

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  • Cream of Tartar - 1 oz
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    Cream of Tartar - 1 oz

    $2.30

    Cream of Tartar is the sediment produced in the process of making wine. It is an optional addition to the alum mordant bath and to some dye baths. It is used to soften wool, brighten shades, and point the color of some dyes – such as the fuchsia of cochineal to a true red. Cream of tartar works best with animal or protein fibers and is seldom used with plant or cellulose fibers. Use at 5-6% WOF

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  • Cream of Tartar - 16 oz - Wholesale
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    Cream of Tartar - 16 oz - Wholesale

    $13.00

    Cream of Tartar is the sediment produced in the process of making wine. It is an optional addition to the alum mordant bath and to some dye baths. It is used to soften wool, brighten shades, and point the color of some dyes – such as the fuchsia of cochineal to a true red. Cream of tartar works best with animal or protein fibers and is seldom used with plant or cellulose fibers. Use at 5-6% WOF

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  • Cream of Tartar - 2 oz
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    Cream of Tartar - 2 oz

    $2.80

    Cream of Tartar is the sediment produced in the process of making wine. It is an optional addition to the alum mordant bath and to some dye baths. It is used to soften wool, brighten shades, and point the color of some dyes – such as the fuchsia of cochineal to a true red. Cream of tartar works best with animal or protein fibers and is seldom used with plant or cellulose fibers. Use at 5-6% WOF

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  • Cream of Tartar - 4 oz
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    Cream of Tartar - 4 oz

    $4.80

    Cream of Tartar is the sediment produced in the process of making wine. It is an optional addition to the alum mordant bath and to some dye baths. It is used to soften wool, brighten shades, and point the color of some dyes – such as the fuchsia of cochineal to a true red. Cream of tartar works best with animal or protein fibers and is seldom used with plant or cellulose fibers. Use at 5-6% WOF

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  • Cream of Tartar - 8 oz
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    Cream of Tartar - 8 oz

    $8.90

    Cream of Tartar is the sediment produced in the process of making wine. It is an optional addition to the alum mordant bath and to some dye baths. It is used to soften wool, brighten shades, and point the color of some dyes – such as the fuchsia of cochineal to a true red. Cream of tartar works best with animal or protein fibers and is seldom used with plant or cellulose fibers. Use at 5-6% WOF

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  • Glauber's Salt - 16oz - Wholesale
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    Glauber's Salt - 16oz - Wholesale

    $4.80

    Glauber's salt (Sodium Sulfate) serves as a levelling agent by dispersing the dye evenly throughout the fiber. Also gives intensity to colors containing Turquoise and helps with washfastness.

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  • Glauber's Salt - 1oz
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    Glauber's Salt - 1oz

    $1.90

    Glauber's salt (Sodium Sulfate) serves as a levelling agent by dispersing the dye evenly throughout the fiber. Also gives intensity to colors containing Turquoise and helps with washfastness.

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  • Glauber's Salt - 2oz
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    Glauber's Salt - 2oz

    $2.00

    Glauber's salt (Sodium Sulfate) serves as a levelling agent by dispersing the dye evenly throughout the fiber. Also gives intensity to colors containing Turquoise and helps with washfastness.

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  • Glauber's Salt - 4oz
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    Glauber's Salt - 4oz

    $2.30

    Glauber's salt (Sodium Sulfate) serves as a levelling agent by dispersing the dye evenly throughout the fiber. Also gives intensity to colors containing Turquoise and helps with washfastness.

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  • Glauber's Salt - 8oz
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    Glauber's Salt - 8oz

    $2.80

    Glauber's salt (Sodium Sulfate) serves as a levelling agent by dispersing the dye evenly throughout the fiber. Also gives intensity to colors containing Turquoise and helps with washfastness.

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  • Iron Sulfate - 1 oz
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    Iron Sulfate - 1 oz

    $1.95

    Iron can be used as a modifier or a mordant. It can be used on all fibers and makes colors darker in tone. It also increases lightfastness and washfastness of the dyed project. 

    This iron powder is light green and food grade. Too much iron can harshen the hand of protein (silk, wool) fibers, so use sparingly.

    iron Sulfate may also be used as the reducing agent in a traditional indigo fermentation vat, often called the “Copperas” vat. 

    It is also possible to create an iron acetate mordant by combining iron and acetic acid. 

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  • Iron Sulfate - 16 oz - Wholesale
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    Iron Sulfate - 16 oz - Wholesale

    $5.75

    Iron can be used as a modifier or a mordant. It can be used on all fibers and makes colors darker in tone. It also increases lightfastness and washfastness of the dyed project. 

    This iron powder is light green and food grade. Too much iron can harshen the hand of protein (silk, wool) fibers, so use sparingly.

    iron Sulfate may also be used as the reducing agent in a traditional indigo fermentation vat, often called the “Copperas” vat. 

    It is also possible to create an iron acetate mordant by combining iron and acetic acid. 

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  • Iron Sulfate - 2 oz
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    Iron Sulfate - 2 oz

    $2.20

    Iron can be used as a modifier or a mordant. It can be used on all fibers and makes colors darker in tone. It also increases lightfastness and washfastness of the dyed project. 

    This iron powder is light green and food grade. Too much iron can harshen the hand of protein (silk, wool) fibers, so use sparingly.

    iron Sulfate may also be used as the reducing agent in a traditional indigo fermentation vat, often called the “Copperas” vat. 

    It is also possible to create an iron acetate mordant by combining iron and acetic acid. 

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  • Iron Sulfate - 4 oz
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    Iron Sulfate - 4 oz

    $2.60

    Iron can be used as a modifier or a mordant. It can be used on all fibers and makes colors darker in tone. It also increases lightfastness and washfastness of the dyed project. 

    This iron powder is light green and food grade. Too much iron can harshen the hand of protein (silk, wool) fibers, so use sparingly.

    iron Sulfate may also be used as the reducing agent in a traditional indigo fermentation vat, often called the “Copperas” vat. 

    It is also possible to create an iron acetate mordant by combining iron and acetic acid. 

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  • Iron Sulfate - 8 oz
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    Iron Sulfate - 8 oz

    $4.05

    Iron can be used as a modifier or a mordant. It can be used on all fibers and makes colors darker in tone. It also increases lightfastness and washfastness of the dyed project. 

    This iron powder is light green and food grade. Too much iron can harshen the hand of protein (silk, wool) fibers, so use sparingly.

    iron Sulfate may also be used as the reducing agent in a traditional indigo fermentation vat, often called the “Copperas” vat. 

    It is also possible to create an iron acetate mordant by combining iron and acetic acid. 

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  • Myrobalan - 1 oz
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    Myrobalan - 1 oz

    $2.35

    Myrobalan is made from the ground nuts of the Terminalia chebula tree which grows in south China, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal and Thailand. Myrobalan can be used both as a dye and a mordant. As a dye, Myrobalan has a light buttery yellow. It is also high in tannin which makes it a good chose to mordant cellulose fibers.

    • Dye
      • Amount: 20-30% WOF
      • Color: Soft buttery yellow
      • A single dip in indigo will result in teal
    • Mordant
      • Myrobalan at 15-20% WOF followed by Alum mordant at 15% WOF for protein and cellulose fibers
    • Dyeing
      • Add myrobalan powder to the dye or mordant bath, bring bath up to 55ºC (130ºF) and then add fiber. Continue heating bath to a high simmer (approximately 83ºC (180ºF)) hold for one hour. Adding iron (2-4% WOF) to the bath will produce soft lichen greens to deep grey-greens.
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  • Myrobalan - 16 oz - Wholesale
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    Myrobalan - 16 oz - Wholesale

    $14.65

    Myrobalan is made from the ground nuts of the Terminalia chebula tree which grows in south China, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal and Thailand. Myrobalan can be used both as a dye and a mordant. As a dye, Myrobalan has a light buttery yellow. It is also high in tannin which makes it a good chose to mordant cellulose fibers.

    • Dye
      • Amount: 20-30% WOF
      • Color: Soft buttery yellow
      • A single dip in indigo will result in teal
    • Mordant
      • Myrobalan at 15-20% WOF followed by Alum mordant at 15% WOF for protein and cellulose fibers
    • Dyeing
      • Add myrobalan powder to the dye or mordant bath, bring bath up to 55ºC (130ºF) and then add fiber. Continue heating bath to a high simmer (approximately 83ºC (180ºF)) hold for one hour. Adding iron (2-4% WOF) to the bath will produce soft lichen greens to deep grey-greens.
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  • Myrobalan - 2 oz
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    Myrobalan - 2 oz

    $3.05

    Myrobalan is made from the ground nuts of the Terminalia chebula tree which grows in south China, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal and Thailand. Myrobalan can be used both as a dye and a mordant. As a dye, Myrobalan has a light buttery yellow. It is also high in tannin which makes it a good chose to mordant cellulose fibers.

    • Dye
      • Amount: 20-30% WOF
      • Color: Soft buttery yellow
      • A single dip in indigo will result in teal
    • Mordant
      • Myrobalan at 15-20% WOF followed by Alum mordant at 15% WOF for protein and cellulose fibers
    • Dyeing
      • Add myrobalan powder to the dye or mordant bath, bring bath up to 55ºC (130ºF) and then add fiber. Continue heating bath to a high simmer (approximately 83ºC (180ºF)) hold for one hour. Adding iron (2-4% WOF) to the bath will produce soft lichen greens to deep grey-greens.
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  • Myrobalan - 4 oz
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    Myrobalan - 4 oz

    $5.40

    Myrobalan is made from the ground nuts of the Terminalia chebula tree which grows in south China, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal and Thailand. Myrobalan can be used both as a dye and a mordant. As a dye, Myrobalan has a light buttery yellow. It is also high in tannin which makes it a good chose to mordant cellulose fibers.

    • Dye
      • Amount: 20-30% WOF
      • Color: Soft buttery yellow
      • A single dip in indigo will result in teal
    • Mordant
      • Myrobalan at 15-20% WOF followed by Alum mordant at 15% WOF for protein and cellulose fibers
    • Dyeing
      • Add myrobalan powder to the dye or mordant bath, bring bath up to 55ºC (130ºF) and then add fiber. Continue heating bath to a high simmer (approximately 83ºC (180ºF)) hold for one hour. Adding iron (2-4% WOF) to the bath will produce soft lichen greens to deep grey-greens.
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  • Myrobalan - 8 oz
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    Myrobalan - 8 oz

    $9.95

    Myrobalan is made from the ground nuts of the Terminalia chebula tree which grows in south China, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal and Thailand. Myrobalan can be used both as a dye and a mordant. As a dye, Myrobalan has a light buttery yellow. It is also high in tannin which makes it a good chose to mordant cellulose fibers.

    • Dye
      • Amount: 20-30% WOF
      • Color: Soft buttery yellow
      • A single dip in indigo will result in teal
    • Mordant
      • Myrobalan at 15-20% WOF followed by Alum mordant at 15% WOF for protein and cellulose fibers
    • Dyeing
      • Add myrobalan powder to the dye or mordant bath, bring bath up to 55ºC (130ºF) and then add fiber. Continue heating bath to a high simmer (approximately 83ºC (180ºF)) hold for one hour. Adding iron (2-4% WOF) to the bath will produce soft lichen greens to deep grey-greens.
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  • Oak Gall - 1 oz
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    Oak Gall - 1 oz

    $4.10

    Gallnut or Oak Gall is used to mordant cellulose fibers and fabrics before the alum mordant is used. Alum does not combine as readily with cellulose fibers as it does with protein fibers.

    Tannin has a great affinity with cellulose fiber and once mordanted with tannin, alum combines well with the tannin-fiber complex.

    Gallnuts from the oak tree are the earliest and richest source for natural tannin. They are produced by insects who deposit their eggs in small punctures they make on young branches. As a protection, the tree excretes a tannin rich substance that hardens and forms into a gallnut. These are collected and ground for use as a tannin mordant.

    Gallnuts are used in the leather tanning industry, and for in some medicines.

    Use at 6-8% WOF.
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  • Oak Gall - 16 oz - Wholesale
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    Oak Gall - 16 oz - Wholesale

    $41.30

    Gallnut or Oak Gall is used to mordant cellulose fibers and fabrics before the alum mordant is used. Alum does not combine as readily with cellulose fibers as it does with protein fibers.

    Tannin has a great affinity with cellulose fiber and once mordanted with tannin, alum combines well with the tannin-fiber complex.

    Gallnuts from the oak tree are the earliest and richest source for natural tannin. They are produced by insects who deposit their eggs in small punctures they make on young branches. As a protection, the tree excretes a tannin rich substance that hardens and forms into a gallnut. These are collected and ground for use as a tannin mordant.

    Gallnuts are used in the leather tanning industry, and for in some medicines.

    Use at 6-8% WOF.
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  • Oak Gall - 2 oz
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    Oak Gall - 2 oz

    $7.45

    Gallnut or Oak Gall is used to mordant cellulose fibers and fabrics before the alum mordant is used. Alum does not combine as readily with cellulose fibers as it does with protein fibers.

    Tannin has a great affinity with cellulose fiber and once mordanted with tannin, alum combines well with the tannin-fiber complex.

    Gallnuts from the oak tree are the earliest and richest source for natural tannin. They are produced by insects who deposit their eggs in small punctures they make on young branches. As a protection, the tree excretes a tannin rich substance that hardens and forms into a gallnut. These are collected and ground for use as a tannin mordant.

    Gallnuts are used in the leather tanning industry, and for in some medicines.

    Use at 6-8% WOF.
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