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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 great effect on the final color results as they interact with our eye.



For more information on Natural Dyes and each step of the Natural Dye process, check out "Intro to Natural Dye," ANINI Designs' 48-page eBook.

I cover everything I teach in my 4-hour in-person Intro to Natural Dye Workshops, in addition to offering eco-friendly adaptions to the process.


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