Myrobalan (Tannin Mordant and Yellow Dye)
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Myrobalan (Tannin Mordant and Yellow Dye)

Regular price $ 6.00

myrobalan extract powder. 

We work with a farmer group in India to source this myrobalan. Women typically harvest myrobalan pods as they bring their livestock to forage, bringing an important supplemental income to rural families in India. The pods come from the Terminalia Chebula tree, indigenous to China and India. 

  • Myrobalan Dyeing
    • Myrobalan Extract powder is provided
    • Weigh %WOF of Myrobalan
    • Mix well with hot water for several minutes. 
    • Liquid is ready to be used as a dye bath. Dyeing can occur at room temp or elevated depending on desired result. Agitate in dye bath frequently. 

 

Some suggested recipes-work for cotton, wool, and silk!:

Myrobalan Grey

20% WOF myrobalan, 160-180 F (70-80C), 1 hour, unmordanted fabric. Stir regularly.

Dip in solution of 240 mg copperas (FeSO4) per L warm water. 10 min per dip.

 Remove fabric,  add more copperas, dissolve thoroughly, and repeat the dips until brown tones turn grey.

Myrobalan or Osage Yellow

Alum mordant, pre-rinse thoroughly.

5% WOF myrobalan or osage extract, 160-180 F (70-80C), 1 hour. Stir regularly.

Rinse thoroughly to remove unfixed dye. 

Osage gives brighter but more fugitive yellows, and myrobalan gives buttery hues that are more lightfast. Mixing the two can balance brilliance and fastness.

Myrobalan or Osage Olive

Alum mordant, pre-rinse thoroughly.

5% WOF myrobalan or osage extract, 160-180 F (70-80C), 1 hour. Stir regularly.

Rinse thoroughly and wash with mild detergent to remove unfixed dye.

FeSO4*6H2O at 380 mg in 2 gal H2O per shirt. (0.26% WOF FeSO4)

 


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