Draak Vlog – If I Get Any Madder I Could Dye

Draak Vlog – If I Get Any Madder I Could Dye Check out Alter Aeon at http://www.alteraeon.com, where brewing with herbs is MUCH faster, easier and WAY less messy! Madder root has been used as a source of red dye since antiquity. Together with weld and woad (later replaced by indigo), it was the backbone of the medieval dyeing industry. I’m using powdered Indian Madder “Rubia cordifolia” I bought from a seller on Amazon. I’m using alum as a mordant (KAl(SO4)2·12H2O a.k.a. hydrated potassium aluminum sulfate), 20% weight of fabric to be dyed. I’m using cream of tartar as a modifier (Potassium bitartrate a.k.a. KC4H5O6), 10% weight of the fabric to be dyed. Both of these were easily obtained at the grocery store across the street. Mordanting and dyeing all three batches took place over the course about a week and a half, in my spare time. The song at the end is “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred, all rights reserved and whatnot. BEWARE – there is a lot of really, really bad advice online regarding the use of natural dyes. Corroborate multiple sources and maybe some hardcover books to make sure the recipes are not bunk or fugitive.
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