Sandalwood Natural Dye Recipe: blsandalwood

Sandalwood Dye

Red Sandalwood
Pterocarpus antalinus
Red Sandalwood comes for a tree native to India and Indonesia. The dyestuff is from the heartwood and yields oranges, browns and auburn shades of colour.

Time Required:
3 hours

  • Use clean, premordanted wool or yarn.
  • Measure the sandalwood (200% WOG) into a small dish.
  • Add alcohol to cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Put treated Sandalwood into a nylon stocking and add into dyepot filled with hot water and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add premordanted fibre or yarn into the dyepot and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Allow the dyepot to cool.
  • Remove the fibre or yarn from the dyepot, rinse and let dry.

Tips:
Try alum or tin premordants and/or ammonia afterbaths for different colours.

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Natural Dye Books
Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes
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A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes

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