Cutch ~ Natural Dye Results
Natural Fiber Results with Cutch
Cutch, earthy natural dye of tans, caramels and forest browns, has a fragrant coffee-esque aroma that fills each fiber with shadowy depth.
Cutch gives golden caramel color to protein (animal-based) fibers and deeper, rich browns to cellulose (plant-based) fibers. Mordants, like Alum, ensure the color will last permanently, while also brightening it a bit. And, Iron shifts it dramatically to a deep cocoa brown shade.
Check out the results below for more variations.
CUTCH ~ SAMPLES
Below, Cutch shows in radiant caramel to deep browns on protein fibers of wool and silk.
Below, two Silk samples:
pre-mordant of Alum + Cutch, and
pre-mordant of Alum + Cutch + a dip in Iron afterward.
And lastly, below, Cutch shows a gorgeous forest brown on cellulose fibers of bamboo, cotton and cotton velvet.
Notice that the weave structure of each has a great effect on the final color results as they interact with our eye.