Choose a Mordant Fixative ALUM 50g or IRON 25g - Natural Dye-botanical mordent diy craft arts nature eco earth friendly mordaz slow crafting

Choose a Mordant Fixative ALUM 50g or IRON 25g - Natural Dye-botanical mordent diy craft arts nature eco earth friendly mordaz slow crafting

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  • Materials: alum, iron

SHIPPING DELAYS -- Due to COVID & increased online shopping volume, USPS is experiencing delays in delivery times and providing accurate tracking info. I apologize, but at this time I cannot guarantee arrival times. Please know that I appreciate your support and patience at this time. To note, I ship out orders within 1-3 days (usually within a day) with USPS-verifiable addresses. And, fortunately, most orders have quick, seamless journeys, so I'm counting my blessings and thank you again for your understanding. ~ JLDE

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Choose a MORDANT :: Alum &/or Iron

BULK MORDANT :: ALUM (50 grams) &/or IRON (25 grams)

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Welcome to the Amazing World of Natural Dye!

So, you want to explore Natural Dyes...
Or, you bought/received an ANINI Designs Natural Dye Kit & need a re-fill to keep experimenting and exploring...
Or, you just want to dye (more) items and need more mordant to keep achieving lasting, permanent magical Natural Dye color?!
-- Well, you're in the right place!

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This listing is for EITHER:
- 1 PACKET of 50 GRAMS of ALUM in powder form (also known as Potassium Aluminum Sulfate)
&/OR
- 1 PACKET of 25 grams of IRON in powder form (also known as Ferrous Sulfate).

ABOUT ALUM + IRON
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ALUM and IRON are used to mordant fibers and fabrics before applying Natural Dye. Mordant gives Natural Dyes a surface to grip permanently.
Without mordant, most Natural Dyes will either immediately rinse out or quickly fade, or both.

ALUM Mordant helps Natural Dyes achieve their brightest, strongest potentials when dyed over. It is a safe metallic salt and perfect for home use.
It's good for use on Protein and Cellulose fibers/fabrics.

IRON is used to mordant fibers and fabrics either before applying Natural Dye or as a Post-Mordant Color Shifter.
As a Pre-Mordant, IRON gives Natural Dyes a surface to grip permanently while shifting colors to a dark, moody palette.
As a Post-Mordant, IRON allows a dyer to shift many dyes to a different spectrum of color.

IRON Mordant helps Natural Dyes achieve deep, dark, moody hues. It is a safe metallic salt and perfect for home use.
It's good for use on Protein and Cellulose fibers/fabrics.
** Be sure to not overdue IRON on silks and protein fibers.

DETERMINING QUANTITY / DIRECTIONS:

ALUM:
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(1) Weigh dry fiber/fabric to dye.
(2) Divide total weight of dry fiber/fabric by 15-20%.
(3) Measure that quantity of ALUM to mordant with.
(4) Boil a pot* of water that will fit fiber/fabric to mordant.
(5) Gently pour ALUM into hot water and stir till dissolved.
(6) Wet all fiber/fabric before adding to the mordant.
(7) Add wet fiber/fabric to the mordant.
(8) Cook on medium to high heat (dependent on fiber type -- e.g. lower heat for silks, wools; higher heat for cellulose) for 1 hour.

IRON:
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(1) Weigh dry fiber/fabric to dye.
(2) Divide total weight of dry fiber/fabric by 2-4%.
(3) Measure that quantity of IRON to mordant with.
(4) There are a variety of ways to use IRON.

NEW! -- INTRO TO NATURAL DYES eBOOK
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ANINI Designs has a new offering -- an instant download eBook called "Intro to Natural Dye" -- that covers everything you need to know to get started with Mordants + Natural Dyes.
Filled with experienced guidance and instruction, helpful tips, and eco-friendly ways to adapt your own approach to the process, these 48 color-filled pages cover it all: scour, mordant (quick and slow methods), natural dye (traditional and low immersion technique), set and rinse.
Learn more -- http://bit.ly/naturaldyeintro

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NEW! BLOG
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New weaving + natural dye blog posts, inspo + tutorials available at -- https://www.aninidesigns.com/blog
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* COLOR NOTE: ANINI Designs is not responsible for the color you reach through this varied and multi-faceted process. Your color results will be determined by how you approach the Natural Dye process (e.g. as in, what minerals are present in the water you use, what temperatures you heat to, which mordant you use, what type of metal pot you choose to mordant and dye in, what fiber type you're dyeing, etc.).

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* ANINI MISSION: I am committed to creating pieces that speak in conversation with, for, and in support of our amazing environment.

By purchasing from ANINI Designs you are supporting an independent, work-from-home fiber artisan who is weaving her peace, love, joy and the future into each textile.

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* HEALTH NOTE: Natural Dyes and Mordants may cause irritation to skin. Each person has their own sensitivities. Please use with care and take necessary precautions (e.g. use gloves and face mask) while handling, pouring, transferring, cooking, etc.

* PREP WARNING: Mordant and Natural Dye Pots must only be used with dye processes. Do not use a kitchen-cooking pot that you plan on using again with food.

* ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING: Individual & multiple quantities of smaller items are shipped in a 100% recycled poly mailer, made entirely from waste, that includes a dual adhesive strip so you can re-use it before it's recycled once again. Larger quantities may be shipped in a box.

* INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Buyer is wholly responsible for import/export rules to their country. ANINI Designs is not responsible for knowing all international shipping law. This means, your country may not allow metallic salts and may be seized by customs. There will be no refunds if this should take place.

* PROCESSING TIME: This item is ready to ship upon order. Item will be posted within 3-5 standard business days (not including holidays). If you have specific time constraints, please do reach out before purchase. Thank you!

* GIFT ORDERS: Please add a NOTE upon purchase if you'd like a hand-written note included in your package.

* NO RETURN/REFUNDS: Because of the nature of Natural Dyes and Mordants, ANINI Designs does not accept exchanges or returns on any/all Natural Dyes, Mordants and Natural Dye Kits.

* VISIBILITY: Colors may vary slightly due to computer settings.

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If you're new to Natural Dyes and would like help understanding & beginning your exploration into the wide world of Natural Dye, please visit the ANINI Designs ETSY Shop for more Natural Dye Kits, including:

* NATURAL DYE :: DYE-IT-YOURSELF KITS (OPTIONS: Dye a Skein of Yarn, Scarf, Apron, Market Bag, Silk Pillowcase, Baby Romper, Silk Tarot-Altar Cloth, etc.) -- visit: http://bit.ly/ANINIdye
-- This kit walks you through the entire Natural Dye Process (scour, mordant, dye + rinse).
-- Includes Instructions Booklet, Mordant, Dye, Dyeable, + Samples.
-- 3 fabric samples encourage you to experiment with color and fiber types before dyeing your selected item.
-- Supplies excess mordant & dye for you to dye included item & to experiment with your own item(s) at home!

* NATURAL DYE :: COLOR SHIFT KITS (2 color options :: Cochineal or Cutch) -- http://bit.ly/ANINIshiftkit
-- This kit introduces you to the Natural Dye Process (mordant, dye, post-mordant + rinse).
-- Includes Instructions Booklet, Mordant, Dye, Post-Mordant, + Samples.
-- Teaches you to dye using a variety of fabric and fiber samples.
-- Has a post-mordant step for you to learn about shifting colors (get 2 colors with 1 dye!).
-- Supplies excess mordant & dye left-over for your own experimentation!

These kits are perfect for anyone wishing to learn the basics of Natural Dyeing or for those who want to get natural dyeing minus all the weighing, measuring and calculations. It's especially perfect for the fiber-enthusiast--think knitters, crocheters, sewers, weavers, and more. Anyone working with yarn/thread/fabric/textiles has wondered what it'd be like to dye their own items to get that perfect shade or hue. The kit is equally fun for artists + crafters, designers + decor-lovers, science-math-geeks, teens, (older) kids + homeschoolers (with adult supervision) & home-chefs who've wondered about the process of cooking up color.

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