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Alum

(Aluminum Sulfate)

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Stock# Product Details Quantity Dharma Price
#AL1
  Alum - 1 lb. (about 1 3/4 cups)
$3.49
#AL5
  Alum - 5 lbs. (about 9 cups)
$10.95
#AL25
  Alum - 25 lbs. (about 45 cups)
$49.00
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Product Description

Used as a mordant in natural dyeing and for preparing fabrics for marbling. Available in 1, 5, and 25 lb. sizes.

Use 1.75 tsp per lb. of fiber (wool or silk) for dye baths.

Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)

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GENERAL INFORMATION AND USE

Alum is used in the fabric marbling processes as a pre-mordant and an after bath.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Dissolve 6-9 Tbsp. alum into 1 gallon of water to make a solution.

ADDITIONAL USES:

Also used in natural dyeing.

DHARMA COMMENTS:

ALERT: Be careful not to leave on the fabric too long or get hot as that combination can damage the fabric.


PRODUCT REVIEWS
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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
3/23/2011
3
This product is Aluminum Sulfate (AS) wo Potassium. Most dye books including Wild Color as referred by a rep. at Dharma recommends Aluminum Potassium Sulfate (APS) also known as alum. While it's OK to use AS it is recommended that smaller amounts be used. Also colors may appear dull compared to those used with APS. To learn more go to www.earthues.comaboutmordants.html
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3 of 4 users found this review helpful.
4/25/2009
5
Perfect! I appreciate the lack of lumps and jagged bits in the powder I get. Price is good & shipping quick!
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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
5/10/2009
5
fast shipping- love the big bag options though i wish the manufacturer would package it in a resealable bag- thanks!
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
7/12/2011
5
Easy to use
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3/24/2011
5
Great price
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MOST RECENT REVIEWS
1/27/2011
5
This product is great exactly what you need and expect....
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11/29/2010
5
As I expected.
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11/22/2010
5
perfect
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10/21/2010
5
Good inexpensive source of Alum!!
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10/15/2009
4
Alum is alum.
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7/26/2009
4
Have not used this yet but have used in the past.
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5/7/2009
5
Working great to prep fabric sheets for printing also its usual use with dying.
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