Wonky Weaver Gold Mallow dye extract is derived from the botanical, Punica granatum (pomegranate) and is used to produce yellowy, gold and light brown/green shades. Pomegranate is naturally rich in tannins, so can be combined with any lightfast dyes to improve light and washfastness.
Dye modifiers can result in pinks, and other shades. For example post-mordant with iron for warm cement greys, and deep moss green colours. It can also be combined with turmeric to brighten the yellow and enhance its lightfastness.
It is always recommended to first wash and scour the fabric prior to dyeing, and when using cotton, you need to pre-mordant in a tannin bath before mordanting with ALUM, or use Aluminium acetate for better dyeing results. Also for animal fibres such as wool and silk, also scour, and mordant before dyeing.
Suggested use is 20% WOF for the powder and 10% WOF for extract.
Wonky Weaver® Natural Plant Dyes and Extracts are derived from botanical sources, and are both sustainable and ethically produced. We carefully source our dyes from suppliers we trust to uphold the highest of standards in quality.
Using plant dyes is very enjoyable and satisfying but does require some degree of experimentation to get the desired coloration of your fibres, yarns and fabrics. Results also depend on the type, weight and make-up of the fibre, and water quality, temperature and length of time in the dye bath amongst many other factors. The type of mordants, dye assists and modifiers will also affect the resultant colour of your dyed materials, and therefore we do not guarantee the results of our natural dye products.
Our dyes are supplied in 50g resealable pouches. Please store your dyes out of reach of children, out of sunlight and under dry conditions.