Used as a mordant in natural dyeing and for preparing fabrics for marbling. Available in 1, 5, and 25 lb. sizes.
For natural dyers who prefer, we also now carry Potassium Aluminum Sulfate as well as Aluminum Acetate.
Use 1.75 tsp per lb. of fiber for natural dye baths. For marbling see tutorial instructions.
50 pound bags are available for sale as a warehouse pick up only. Call (800)542-5227 for details.
Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)
GENERAL INFORMATION AND USE
Alum is used in the fabric marbling process as a pre-mordant to make marbling paints "stick", and is also used as one of the safer chemicals to pre-mordant fabric in preparation for natural dyeing.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Dissolve 2 teaspoons alum into 1 gallon of water to make a solution for fabric to be marbled. Dissolve 2 teaspoons alum in 1 quart of water to make a solution for paper to be marbled.
Also used in natural dyeing.
ALERT: Be careful not to leave on the fabric too long or get hot as that combination can really damage the fabric.