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Crafty Brown Natural Dyes

Crafty Brown Natural Dyes

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Botanical Name - Juglans Regia
Common Name - Walnut
Other Name - Akhrot
Part Used - Shells Of Walnut
Uses - Fabric Dyeing, Cosmetics And As A Scurb.

Juglans Regia commonly known as walnut, is an old world walnut tree species native to the region stretching from the Balkans eastward to the Himalayas and Southwest china. Commonly known as Walnut, it is a large deciduous tree mainly grown in poor soil. The bark of the tree is smooth, olive brown when young and silvery-grey on older branches with a rougher texture. As all walnuts, the pith of the twigs contains air spaces, which is brownish in colour. Some extracts of walnuts have in vitro antioxidant and anti proliferative activity due to its high phenolic content.  Walnut is used for study different dyeing properties for different textile. The main colour component was extracted by boiling the bark powder at high temperature and then it is cooled down and filtered. The remaining residue is again heated for 2-3 times for obtaining the remaining colour component. These extracts are highly rich in colouring matter and gives different shades of brown colour while dyeing the cotton, silk and wool fabrics with the use of organic mordents. This extracts have very good light, wash and rub fastness.

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How to use

(A)Wet the fabric with wetting agent/soapnut(Reetha) or normal wash with water at 50 degree for 20 mins.

(B) Pre Mordant :-

Pre-treat the material with alum 6% of fabric weight at 85°C for 60 mins.

(C) Dyeing :-

Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. PH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 5. If it is higher than pH, 5 add vinegar, if below pH 5, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 95°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 5% of fabric weight; you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.

(D) Post Treatment :-

Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) or ezee soap at 50°C for 30 mins.

(E)Then conduct cold wash of the material at 50°C for 20 mins or more time.

Natural Dyes Extract Discovery pack (50gms of each of all natural dyes extract powder)

This Pack includes 15 Different Natural Dyes Colours with Auxiliaries.

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Swatch Card - 35 Handmade organic cotton samples - Size 15 cm x 12 cm - Undyed/ Greige/ White

Variety of 35 swatches to help you understand the quality of fabrics.

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