Wool 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 wool mordanting kit. The aluminum salt we use is not toxic, it is used in processes such as purification of drinking water.
There are two different chemical compounds in the wool mordanting kit and you need to mix them in various ratios for the mordanting process. All the instructions you need are available in the box, in print. You can perform the whole process with a simple kitchen scale and a steel pot.
You can use the wool 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 wool mordanting kit, you can mordant 500 g of wool fiber (rope, fabric, etc.) and get quite saturated colors.