High in tannins and can be used as a natural dye to produce a range of yellow, beige and brown tones.
Red pine is native to the eastern Mediterranean, and to Calabria in Italy.
Originates from red pine grown on the west coast of Turkey. Before the timber is processed, the bark is peeled away.
How to dye with Red Pine Bark Extract:
Red pine bark extract is high in tannin so it can be used without a mordant, but for darker shades, an aluminium mordant can be useful.
Ensure your fibre/fabric has been properly scoured and mordanted.
Use 20gm Red Pine Bark extract to dye approximately 100gm of fibre. Suitable for hot and all-in-one dye bath techniques. Cover the powder with boiling water and simmer for an hour. Strain off the solids and add the fibre/fabric to the liquid, topping up if necessary to allow plenty of room for the fibre/fabric to be moved around. Simmer for a further hour, allow to cool and soak for several hours or overnight. Stir occasionally to ensure even take-up of the dye/tannin. The use of an iron sulphate modifier after dyeing can provide olive greens.
Product code: 4156
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