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Tannic Acid

Made from Chestnut Bark

 4.25 ( 8 review )
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  Tannic Acid - 8 oz
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  Tannic Acid - 1 lb
$13.95
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  Tannic Acid - 5 lb
$63.92
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The natural dyers have been asking for this for a while and now we have it! Tannic Acid or tannins is a mordant (fixative) for natural dyes on plant based (cellulose) fabrics. It is best used along with alum to get deeper, richer colors on cottons, linens, hemp and rayon. (You mordant the fabric first in a hot bath of alum and tannic acid, then put the fabric in the dye pot with the natural dye. We have some great books and DVDs that tell you how to do it)

Our tannic acid comes from chestnut bark, a totally natural source. Use 10-25% OWG according to desired depth of shade, add to your alum mordant as a pre-treatment to achieve the best results. (OWG = of weight of goods - i.e. if the dry fabric weighs 100 grams, use 10 - 25 grams.)

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9/3/2014
5
haven't used it yet
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9/10/2015
2
This was much darker than expected and stained my scarves an unpleasant color.
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8/28/2015
3
Wish I had known it was made from chestnut...it imparts a pretty dark tone.
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7/9/2015
4
the item ordered arrived adequately packed and in reasonable time considering the distance involved
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9/29/2014
5
It's excellent for mordanting baste fibers.
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8/23/2013
5
First time ever using it works great and I even like the color it gives when used alone without any other natural dyes.
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7/26/2013
5
a great addition to my natural dye repertoire that adds versatility to a lot of other natural dyes.
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6/27/2013
5
It's nice to have this item available in bulk so I'll have some the next time our group "plays" with dyeing. I really didn't have a clue from where to buy this kind of thing either.
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