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.
RED SANDALWOOD ~ SAMPLES
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