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WSN friend and member Catherine Ellis made a strong case for moving from synthetic to natural dyes on the SDA Newsblog recently…
Natural Dye: Experiments and Results
The Surface Design Association News Blog just published a piece I wrote on dyeing. Here is the link. The transition from synthetic to natural dyes and ingredients took some time, a lot of thought, and some real determination. I have reached the point of no return…..
Sodium hydrosulfite or thioruea dioxide was both the reduction agent for indigo/vat dyes and a discharge agent for fiber reactive dyes. Now I use plants and sugars to reduce the indigo vat and citric acid or lemon juice to discharge mordants.