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DYES: Eco Printing Assist Chemicals

This is the name given to a form of natural dyeing, where colors, shapes and/or outlines from plant materials are transferred to prepared (pre-mordanted) fabric or paper. It is a form of contact printing; the plant material must be closely pressed to the fabric or paper for the transfer to take place. Once the piece is set up, it must be steamed or boiled for the dye to move onto the work and be set.
India Flint, also known as the Prophet of Bloom, from Australia, coined the term, and popularized the process. The use of local plants and the seemingly infinite variety of approaches, have greatly contributed to its current popularity.

Alum is the mordant used for protein fibers (silk, wool). Alum, Sodium Acetate and Calcium Carbonate are used to make Aluminum Acetate, the mordant for cellulose fibers (cotton, rayon). See Catherine Ellis' recipe.

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Item code put-up $
qty est ship wt ea
Calcium Carbonate (tech grade) dcCC1p 1 lb 3.30 2.0
Calcium Carbonate (tech grade) dcCC5p 5 lb 14.60 7.0
Calcium Carbonate (tech grade) dcCC25 25 lb 42.00 29.0
Alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) dcAL4a 4 oz 2.80 0.5
Alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) dcAL1p 1 lb 7.10 2.0
Alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) dcAL5p 5 lb 31.10 7.0
Alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) dcAL25 25 lb 115.00 29.0
Sodium Acetate dcSA4a 4 oz 3.80 0.5
Sodium Acetate dcSA1p 1 lb 9.60 2.0
Sodium Acetate dcSA5p 5 lb 39.50 7.0
Sodium Acetate dcSA25 25 lb 150.90 29.0
(Updated October 2018)

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