19. Sep, 2018

A truer colour of the LAC

This is a truer colour of the LAC when it was hanging on the line drying - You can see the mottling. Kathy hayes seems to think I didnt have the fabric evenly circulating in the dye bath and that is what has caused this. She commented to me this morning that the two step mordant process is tannin first because it adheres to the fabric and then allows the alum to attach to the tannin. tha made a lot of sense to me in why we use a two step process with cellulose fibres