dyeing with horse chestnut husks
A Titanic Love Affair, horse chestnut dye and mordanting with Moses the chemist

My titanic love affair has little to do with those 12 sprogs/pre-Olympian gods of Uranus, less still the ill-fated ship of that name. I’m in love with the oxalate of a mineral element,  Titanium Oxalate (C4O8Ti) which is a new kid on the block in the mordanting (fixing) of natural dyes. And a very dynamic love affair it is going to be.  More ...

Sample silks and cottons dyed with horse chestnut husk dye mordanted with alum; top sample is rust-dyed silk

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Silks and cottons dyed with horse chestnut husk due mordanted with Titanium oxalate

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