Natural Cochineal Extract (Size: 100g)

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High quality Cochineal powder 70% dye content. Dyeing with Cochineal yields reds, scarlets and crimsons. Use only .5 to 2% of this powder WOF for medium shades.Use alum mordant at 15% WOF for protein fibres. Mordant with tannin at 8% WOF and then alum at 15% for cellulose fibres. Cream of tartar used at 6% WOF added tothe alum mordanting bath or the dyebath, you will give you Christmas red. Using ironat 2-4% WOF to either the mordanting bath or the dye bath thecolour will give you purples. Cochineal is very sensitive to PH so adding some Acid (white vinegar) will shift the colour to oranges. Adding some Alkali (Soda Ash) will shift it to deep fuchsia.

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High quality Cochineal powder 70% dye content. Dyeing with Cochineal yields reds, scarlets and crimsons. Use only .5 to 2% of this powder WOF for medium shades.Use alum mordant at 15% WOF for protein fibres. Mordant with tannin at 8% WOF and then alum at 15% for cellulose fibres. Cream of tartar used at 6% WOF added tothe alum mordanting bath or the dyebath, you will give you Christmas red. Using ironat 2-4% WOF to either the mordanting bath or the dye bath thecolour will give you purples. Cochineal is very sensitive to PH so adding some Acid (white vinegar) will shift the colour to oranges. Adding some Alkali (Soda Ash) will shift it to deep fuchsia.


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