Mordanted Domestic 56 Wool Roving for Natural Dyeing
This is our Domestic 56 Wool Roving that we use in our Natural Dyed Rovings.
Available mordanted in:
Dyer's Alum Mordant- Potassium Aluminum Sulfate - Base color
Dyer's Tin Mordant - Stannous Chloride - Brightens color
Dyer's Chrome Mordant- Potassium Dichromate
Dyer's Iron Mordant - Ferrous Sulfate - Darkens color
If you ever wished to do natural dying and don't want to mess with mordants, this wool roving is for you.
Simply wet the roving in room temperature water and put it into your natural dye bath.
Slowly raise the water temperature, simmer until the dye is set, then let cool to room temperature.
Rinse wool roving with room temperature water.
Do not agitate the wool during dyeing or rinsing.
Because the wool has been dried, you can dye more than one type of mordant in the same dye pot without contaminating the dye.
Different mordants will result in different colors using the same dye, depending on the mordant that is used.
To see an example of this, look at the picture of the yarn sample dyed with Brazilwood or visit each of our natural dye listings.
Mordants on yarn are from left to right: alum, tin, chrome, and iron.
We also sell some of the mordants for you to do the process .
Mordanted Domestic 56 Wool Roving for Natural Dyeing listed in:
Natural Dyes and Mordants