Oak Galls Whole (Size: 100g)

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Oak Galls which are produced by Oak trees as a defence against insects which deposit their eggs in small punctures they make on young branches. The tree excretes a tannin rich gum which hardens and becomes gallnuts. This is the earliest source for natural tannin. The tannin helps alum bond with the fibre making the natural dye more substantive to the fibre. Use at 6 to 8% WOF. Oak galls are very high in tannin which is good for producing blacks, greys and buff colours as well as "saddening" of other dyes. Use the Oak Galls in conjunction with Ferrous Sulphate for producing Black Dye and Black Ink which was used in Medieval times. Oak Galls are suitable for dyeing Cellulose as well as Wool & Silk.

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Oak Galls which are produced by Oak trees as a defence against insects which deposit their eggs in small punctures they make on young branches. The tree excretes a tannin rich gum which hardens and becomes gallnuts. This is the earliest source for natural tannin. The tannin helps alum bond with the fibre making the natural dye more substantive to the fibre. Use at 6 to 8% WOF. Oak galls are very high in tannin which is good for producing blacks, greys and buff colours as well as "saddening" of other dyes. Use the Oak Galls in conjunction with Ferrous Sulphate for producing Black Dye and Black Ink which was used in Medieval times. Oak Galls are suitable for dyeing Cellulose as well as Wool & Silk.

Mordanting (MORDANTING_RECIPES.docx) [Download]

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