Mordanting Protein Fibre
Materials fee: $15, includes small nature dye kit containing 20 g mordanted wool skein, the jar to dye it in, and instructions.
When nature dyeing most dyestuffs require a mordant to bind the dye to the fibres. This seminar reviews the use of mineral alum as a pre-mordant. In addition to reviewing the traditional hot pre-mordanting technique she uses, Kim will explain how to scour yarn in preparation for mordanting and share her recent experiments and experiences with cold mordanting.