Natural dyes will only make a proper bond to mordanted natural fibers. Without a mordant, most natural dyes have nothing to grip onto and will rinse out and fade quickly. After you have scoured your natural fibers and/or fabrics, it’s time to mordant!
Alum (100g) — brightens colors for clear, colorful results
Iron (25g) — darkens colors; adds gray to the hue (used as a color shifter)
To determine how much Mordant you’ll need for your natural dyeing project, refer to our step-by-step brochure, which you can download here. Enjoy a free printed version of our step-by-step guide with the purchase of any of our Natural Dye products!
Once you’ve mordanted your natural fibers and/or fabrics, you can move onto the third (and final!) part of the natural dyeing process: the dyeing! Choose your favorite natural dyes HERE!
Find all the materials you need to get started with Natural Dyes HERE.