Silk Top, Muga
Silk Top, Muga
100% Muga silk. This also goes by the name Assam silk, and it's from a worm native to India rather than further east. The colour is a glorious tan to almost caramel-golden-brown with a wonderful sheen. Apparently it is a myth that Muga silk cannot be dyed, though we have never tried to do so. Usually difficult to find, and always expensive. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Sugar Candy Merino – Corn
Sugar Candy Merino – Corn
100% 19 micron Merino wool top. Marbled and streaked with butter yellow, cream, lemon, dijon and rich golden tan. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Sugar Candy Merino – Sunset
Sugar Candy Merino – Sunset
100% 19 micron Merino wool top. Bright orange, tangerine, gold and soft cream are accented by streaks of raspberry-magenta. Similar to "Papaya" but a bit bolder. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Tempera Merino – Moulin Rouge
Tempera Merino – Moulin Rouge
100% 19 micron Merino wool top. Streaks of rich pumpkin, gold, flame red and yellow. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Titanium oxalate
Used as a MORDANT in natural dyeing, which allows the plant pigments to bond with the fibres. Titanium is used both on protein and cellulose fibres, giving vibrant orange and gold tones when dyes contain tannins. As a mordant, this is relatively new and not much information abounds in books or even online. It may be the closest thing now available to replace chrome, which nobody much uses any longer. TO USE: weigh the dry fibre or yarn. Calculate mordant required for 8 to 15% WOF (weight of fibre). Dissolve in hot water. Fill pot with sufficient water for the fibre to move, add titanium and stir. Enter fibre. Bring to 180-200 degrees F and hold 1 hour. Stir yarns frequently. Cool, remove fibre and wash well. Dye immediately or dry for later. Some interesting results are being produced doing Eco-Printing on fabric, using Titanium as a mordant. We cannot seem to find much information on safe disposal of a Titanium mordant bath. Nothing we've found indicates it to be particularly toxic or harmful to plumbing or sewer systems, but to be on the safe side it may be best to dispose of this outdoors on a gravel driveway or similar place. CAUTION: wear a mask when handling powders. Wear gloves when rinsing or handling wet yarns. BEST DONE OUTDOORS or with very good ventilation. Avoid breathing fumes.
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