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CupidFallsFarm

Onion Peel 1oz

$4.05

CupidFallsFarm

Onion Peel 1oz

$4.05

Onion Peel  –  Onion skins have long been a great dye source. The problem is getting enough onion skins to make a good dye bath. Now that problem has been solved with this great natural powder. This dye powder creates an earthy range of colors depending on the mordant used and the concentration of dye powder. Protein fibers such as wool or silk will yield medium nutmeg browns, rosewood brown, russet brown, light bronze or terracotta. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, bamboo and silk yield champagne, pale oink and silver pink.

  • Dye Amount: 50-100% WOF
  • Color: Protein fibers such as wool or silk will yield medium nutmeg browns, rosewood brown, russet brown, light bronze or terracotta. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, bamboo and silk yield champagne, pale oink and silver pink.
  • Light fastness: High
  • Wash fastness: High
  • Mordant
    • Alum mordant at 15% WOF for protein fibers
    • Alum mordant at 8% WOF for cellulose fibers
    • Tannin mordant at 8% WOF and then alum at 15% WOF, or alum acetate at 8% WOF
  • Dyeing: .Place the onion peel in a muslin bag or similar and simmer at 180 deg F for 45 to 60 minutes. The onion peel can be placed directly in the dye bath if you dont have a muslin or similar bag but more cleanup may be necessary. Add the material to be dyed and simmer (175 deg F) for 60 to 90 minutes or until desired color is reached.