Natural Dyes, Mordants and Assists available at The Yarn Tree

Natural Dyes
 The following products are available by the ounce, pound or kilo at The Yarn Tree

About our Natural Dyes, Mordants and Assists

 Natural Dyes

Tannins
We carry several “clear” tannins. These are used to aid in mordanting cellulose, in conjunction with Titanium Oxalate to give oranges and in conjunction with iron to create beautiful grays.

  • Oak Gallnut Extract
  • Sumac Gallnut Extract
  • Tannin Extract
  • Tara Extract

And we carry extracts and plant materials that are high in Tannin and give color

  • Acacia Extract (Wattle)
  • Brazilwood (Sappanwood)
  • Chestnut Extract
  • Cutch Extract
  • Fustic Shavings
  • Myrobalan Ground
  • Pomegranate Extract
  • Quebracho Red Extract
  • Quebracho Yellow Extract
  • Quercitron Ground (Black Oak)
  • Walnut Hulls Ground

We also carry many extracts, insects and plant materials

  • Chlorophyllin Extract
  • Cochineal Extract and Bugs Whole and Ground
  • Dyers’ Chamomile – Dried Flowers
  • Gardenia Fruit Pods
  • Henna Powder
  • Lac Extract
  • Logwood Extract
  • Madder Extract and Roots Whole and Ground
  • Marigold – Dried Flowers
  • Osage Orange Sawdust
  • Persian Berries Extract (Rhamnus)
  • Weld Extract and the dried chopped plant (Reseda)

Indigo
At present we have Indigofera Tinctoria coming from India and Bangladesh.
We also have seasonal “Blues”
Indigofera Suffruticosa and Woad (Isatis Tinctoria) – look for these in October
And we have a variety of Indigo Kits! 

Mordants & Assists
We have 4 mordants

  • Aluminum Acetate
  • Aluminum Sulfate
  • Potassium Aluminum Sulfate (Alum)
  • Titanium Oxalate

Several color changers are available

  • Chalk (Calcium Carbonate)
  • Citric Acid
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Ferrous Sulfate (Iron)
  • Soda Ash
  • Tartaric Acid

As for thickeners we have

  • Guar Gum
  • Gum Tragacanth

For your Indigo Vat

  • Ferrous Sulfate (Iron)
  • Fructose Crystalline
  • Hide Glue
  • Hydrated Lime (Calcium Hydroxide)
  • pH strips
  • ThioUrea Dioxide

For scouring

  • For Cellulose – Scour
  • For Silk – Silkzorb