July 19, 2012
alum mordant, dyeing with cabbage
I thought I'd add mordant info, in case anyone was interested. I found specific info difficult to find. I mixed washing soda and alum together in hot water, then let the fabric soak in the bath for three days.
Alum: can be found in the baking section of the grocery store, in a jar near the spices in mine. Use 1/4 the weight of the fabric in alum (ex, 25 grams for 100 grams of fabric).
Washing soda: can be easily made by baking baking soda on a high temperature. It will noticeably change texture when it's changed, I think after about an hour. Add this in a 6 grams for every 100 grams of fabric.
Anyways, I've just dyed with avocado skins, but photos will have to wait until I get back from the weekend. Seb and I are heading to Quebec City to visit his family. Also, we're going to Pink Floyd performing The Wall, which I hadn't heard until this evening, but now I'm prepared! Should be....weird and fun?!
Posted by Lissa