Experiments in Natural Dyeing: Purple Cabbage

Linen Cotton
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Mordant Dye
  • 12 Tbsp Pickling Alum
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 large purple cabbage, chopped
  • 4 quarts water
  • Boil for 1-1/2 hours, strain, then added water to bring total liquid to 2 quarts.

Boil fibers in dye-bath for 1 hour. Allowed fibers to cool in dye-bath, then rinsed.

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