Natural Dye - Henna

Natural Dye - Henna
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Our Price:  £4.50
(Inc. 20% VAT)(£3.75 Exc. VAT)

 

A new range of dyes and mordants, to create vibrant natural shades at home.

Weight: 50gm

Product Code:  L.ND.HENNA
Brand:  Kraftkolour

 

Lawsonia inermis extract - natural red dye.

Dye yields deep brown reds to red orange. On protein Henna gives stronger colours than on cellulose where it gives light but interesting shades. Mordant with Alum at 15% WOF for protein. Mordant with Tannin at 8% WOF then Alum at 15% WOF on Cellulose.

Before 1856, Natural dyes were used in time honoured techniques (as far back as 1500BC) but once synthetic dyes were became commercially viable textile dyers and artisans moved from traditional natural dyes to synthetic dyes to colour their cloth and fibre. 

The Natural Dye range will dye any natural fibre using a handful of non-toxic mordants and additives to help fix the dye and also give you more colour variations. Natural dyeing is very much about reconnecting with the past - apart from using the plant materials you have at hand in your own garden, there are a number of traditional Natural Dyes and extracts including Indigo, Madder, Cochineal and Fustic.

By combining different dyes, mordants and depths of shade, you will produce an amazing palette of deep to subtle pastel colours. We hope you enjoy your Natural Dyeing adventure!