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How To Dye With Brazilwood

Brazilwood natural dye gives crimsons, purples and pinks on premordanted yarns.

Difficulty Level:

Average

Time Required:

4-5 hours

brazilwood chips

Here’s How:

     

  1. Use clean, premordanted wool or yarn.
  2. Measure the Brazilwood chips (100% – 200% WOG) into a small dish.
  3. Add alcohol to cover, and let stand for 2 hours.
  4. Put treated Brazilwood into a nylon stocking and add into a heated dyepot for an hour.
  5. Add the premordanted fibre or yarn into the dyepot and simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Allow the dyepot to cool.
  7. Remove the fibre or yarn from the dyepot, rinse and let dry.

Tips:

  • You can re-use the Brazilwood chips in a later dyebath, though they will release less colour.
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  • Try ammonia or tin afterbaths. 

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