Brazilwood

Sawdust or extract from a tropical tree, Caesalpinia punctata. This species is from southeast Asia and is not the endangered species native to Brazil but still produces good, rich colours. It is also called Sappanwood or Eastern Brazilwood.

Use on protein or cellulose fibres. Best with a premordant. A classic dye that gives rich crimson, purple or pink, depending on the mordant. Brazilwood is very generous and, although expensive, a dyebath can yield up to 7 or 8 successive dips. Have plenty of fibre prepared, soaked and ready! Light and washfastness is rated as average.

SAWDUST: Use at 20-100% WOF for medium to strong shades. Soak in water and/or rubbing alcohol for a few hours. Spread on a tray to air overnight. Add to water and simmer 1 hour. Cool and strain. Observe dyebath colour. If it leans towards scarlet-orange, stir in a teaspoon of Soda Ash to push the pH higher and change the dyebath to more of a purple-red. Add small amounts of Soda Ash until this happens. Enter premordanted fibre to dye liquor and simmer 1 hour.

EXTRACT: Approximately 6 times stronger than sawdust or chips. Use at 20-50% WOF for medium to strong shades. Dissolve in hot tap water and add to dyepot. Adjust pH with Soda Ash as outlined above. Enter premordanted fibre to dye liquor and simmer 1 hour.




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Brazilwood, Extract - 100g

Brazilwood, Extract - 100g

Price per 100g (3.53 oz) container.
63.00

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Brazilwood, Extract - 25g

Brazilwood, Extract - 25g

Price per 25g container.
19.25

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Brazilwood, Extract - 50g

Brazilwood, Extract - 50g

Price per 50g (1.76 oz) container.
35.00

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Brazilwood, Sawdust - 100g

Brazilwood, Sawdust - 100g

Price per 100g (3.53 oz) container.
12.00

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Brazilwood, Sawdust - 250g

Brazilwood, Sawdust - 250g

Price per 250g (8.82 oz) container.
27.00

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Brazilwood, Sawdust - 50g

Brazilwood, Sawdust - 50g

Price per 50g (1.76 oz) container.
6.60

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