Mordants for natural dyes - an in-depth guide to lasting plant colours; an ebook about fixatives and alternatives for botanical dyeing



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Mordants for natural dyes - an ebook

This comprehensive ebook covers all the basic info about mordanting natural fibres for the plant dyeing process.
I share my take on metal mordants, the way I approach it in my personal practice, and in my dye studio business, as well as the recipes I use and recommend. I also included a chapter about alternatives to metal salts and useful tips for making patterns with mordants.

This ebook will be great for years who want to go deeper with their practice and understand how lasting colours are made.
PLEASE NOTE: In this publication, I talk about mordants only and did *not* include scouring, extracting and dyeing info, nor any plant dyeing recipes.

This ebook is over 70-page, including many photographs.

Table of content:

- setting an objective
- the impact of mordants
- what are mordants
- mordants in my process
- how to mordant properly
- playing with mordants
- alternative processes

+ Mordanting recipes

If you're a beginner, please have a look at my Pocket Guide to Natural Dyeing:


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Ania Grzeszek

Ania Grzeszek

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extremely well written and the perfect aid to further my natural dye hobby!! <3 beautify pictures!!

kelly cintron Jun 22, 2020

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I fall in love first with the pict. Clear instructions and easy to understand. Love it

syerli1 Feb 16, 2021

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Informative and perfect for helping me with my play dyeing journey!

Nik B. Jun 24, 2020

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The presentation and the text are very interesting and done with great generosity. Thank you

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