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Red Sandalwood ~ Natural Dye Results

Natural Fiber Results with Red Sandalwood

Red Sandalwood, botanical natural dye of tender soft hues, shows in a range of colors ranging from millennial pink to peach to terra cotta.

It is a natural dye that doesn't need to scream loudly, but fills the space with its gentle, radiant touch instead.

Red Sandalwood gives a slightly richer and darker hue to protein (animal-based) fibers and lighter, gentler hues to cellulose (plant-based) fibers. Mordants, like Alum, ensure the color will last while also brightening it a bit. And, Iron shifts it dramatically to a peachy-pink overlaid with earthy grey.

Check out the results below for more variations.


Below, Red Sandalwood shows in rich-in-depth, peachy hues on protein fibers of wool and silk.

Below, two Silk samples:

pre-mordant of Alum + Red Sandalwood, and

pre-mordant of Alum + Red Sandalwood + a dip in Iron afterward.

And lastly, below, Red Sandalwood shows a gentle peachy-pink on cellulose fibers of bamboo, cotton and cotton velvet.

Notice that the weave structure of each has a