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Wine Red Natural Dyes

Wine Red Natural Dyes

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Botanical Name - Laccifer Laca [Keer]
Common Name - Shellac
Other Name - Lac
Part Used - Trees Bark
Uses - Fabric Dyeing, Pharmaceuticals, Food Colouring, Perfume Industry, And Painting

Kerria Lacca is specie of insect in the family Kerriidae, the lac insects. Lac dye was derived from the dried bodies of the East Indian insect, Dactylopins coccus. After the insect bodies had formed a thick gummy red coating on the twigs, the twigs are broken off and sun dried to kill the insects. Lac dye is the scarlet pigment present in the live, pre-emergent insects (Laccifer Lacca/Kerria Lacca) which develops in a resinous coccon, known as “stickler”. It is widely known for secreting lac, a commercially important scarlet substance that is used for dyeing wool and silk, and also used in cosmetic industry  and  medicinal drug. Kerria lacca insects inhabit trees in colonies of thousands and secrete the resinous substance. Kerria lacca excreta are used as lac dye. This is a natural red dye and is produced by washing the raw stick lac by water and then precipitating the filtered wash liquor with acid.

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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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