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How To Dye With Bloodroot

How To Mordant Cotton and Linen
Bloodroot natural plant dye has been used by First Nations to dye wool yarns, yielding reds, pink and orange colours.

 

Difficulty Level:

Average

Time Required:

4 hours


Here’s How:

     

  1. When handling dyestuffs, use rubber gloves to avoid absorbing the dye into your skin.
  2. Cut the roots of the bloodroot plant into small pieces and soak in water for 2 hours.
  3. Bring the water to boil.
  4. Add clean, premordanted wool into the dyebath.
  5. Simmer for 1/2 hour.
  6. Remove the wool and add Glauber’s salts to the dyebath. Stir well.
  7. Put the wool back in and simmer another 1/2 hour.
  8. Let the dyebath cool and remove the wool.
  9. Rinse and allow to dry.

 


Tips:

  • Using Alum as mordant, you will get reds.
  • Tin mordant will give pinks.
  • No mordant will yield orange shades.
  • Glauber’s Salt (Sodium sulphate) is used as a levelling agent, to even out the dye colour. You can use table salt instead. 

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