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Alum Instructions


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.


Dissolve 1/4 cup (4 TBS) alum into 1 gallon of water to make a solution for fabric to be marbled. Dissolve 1/4 cup (4 TBS) 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.

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