Silk Mordanting Kit
In order to make saturated and permanent dyeing with natural dyes, the process called mordanting is applied before dyeing. Mordants are various metal salts that act as a binding bridge between fiber and dye molecules. We have chosen the most practical, safe and energy-efficient one among dozens of recipes that can be used for this process.
We used Aluminum as the mordant in our silk mordanting kit. The aluminum salt we use is not toxic, it is used in processes such as purification of drinking water.
All the instructions you will need are available in printed form inside the kit box. You can perform the whole process with a simple kitchen scale and a steel pot.
You can use the silk mordanting kit before dyeing with our natural dye extracts, as well as for fresh or dry plant materials (flowers, leaves, roots, etc.).
With 1 box of silk mordanting kit, you can mordant 500 g of silk fiber (rope, fabric, etc.) and get quite saturated colors.