Vegetable Dye-Lac Black

  • QTYPRICE PER bottle
    1–4 $12.95
    5–9 $11.95
    10–19 $11.95
    20–49 $11.95
    50+ $11.95

product.id: 386825900

SKU# VEG006BLK

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Color: Lac Black

Content: 8 oz.

 

Made from a combination of Coccus Lacca (Lac) and Oxalic Acid insect secretions. The secretion is a resinous substance secreted by the female Coccus Lacca insect - it has a reddish color.

 

Natural Vegetable Dyes are created from different parts of various plants such as roots, bark, leaves, berries or flowers, and are sustainably made from vegetable waste so that the living plant itself is not damaged. The dyes are extremely safe to use and extracted in the best eco friendly manner in order to retain their efficacy. The shades produced are rich, warm, and soothing. Unlike synthetic dyes, these natural vegetable dyes are non-polluting, and do not cause any allergic reactions.

With this dye you will also need:

  • 0.4 Oz Mordant - II (MORD100), or 5% of the weight of cotton to be dyed
  • 0.8 Oz Alum (ALUM505), or 10% of the weight of the cotton to be dyed
  • 1.6 Oz Dye Powder, or 20% of the weight of the cotton to be dyed.
  • Vinegar
  • Scale for measuring the mordant and dye powders
  • Liquid Measuring Cup
  • Spoon for stirring solutions
  • Wide-Mouthed Jar for filtering mordant and dye solutions
  • Fabric for filtering mordant solution
  • Dye pot - an old enamel pot or electric crockpot make excellent dye pots.  These should be dedicated to dyeing and not used for cooking.  
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Dust Mask

 

Dyeing Instructions

ESTIMATED IN STOCK DATE: APRIL 2019