Part used: Rind
Colour range: Buttery yellows, golden yellow, moss green, black
Mordant: none, alum for brighter yellow, copper for deep yellow.
Light fastness: very good
Cold dyeing: yes
Hot dyeing: yes
Low Impact Method: yes
Works well with both protein and cellulose textiles.
Pomegranate rinds contain about 18% tannin and improves the light and washfastness of any dye with which it is mixed. In India and south east Asia it is used as both a dye and a mordant.
Post mordant with iron for warm cement grays and deep moss greens. Copper will give a deep golden hue to pomegranate natural dye. It is often mixed with the more fugitive turmeric dye to brighten the yellow and make it lightfast.
Soak powder for at least one hour, heat to below a boil for about an hour together with (mordanted) well wetted textiles. Let cool in the dye pot.
-Securely packed in a re-sealable zip bag for easy use and storage
- Pomegranate natural dye powder is a renewable, sustainable source, Co2 footpint positive.
Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) powder
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Maintain a constant temperature not to exceed 24° C. (75° F.). Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.
Heath and Safety
Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear protective gloves, safety goggles and a dust mask when handling fine dye powders and mordants.
Possibly harmful when swallowed or inhaled
Natural dye powders are no known environmental concern. Mordants and mordanted dye baths should be disposed in a sensible way according to your local waste disposal laws.
Natural dyes and mordants are shipped in a special packaging made from recypcled materials with a re-usable zipper.
Your pouches are shipped in either a flat padded envelope or a cardboard box depending on quantity and size.
We try to use reduce packaging and use recycled materials where possible.
Most packages are sent the same day or next day of order.
Shipping times depend per country and are out of my hands once I send the parcel. Averages to the United States have been 6-14 business days.
Shipping is according to the total weight of your parcel including packaging materials.
ALL packages are shipped with a tracking number. The tarcking number will be updated by mail once available.
Please note that most tracking is only available from the moment the parcel physically leaves the country. This may take a few days.
You will see your total shipping rate in your order.
At this moment it is not possible to ship your dye materials by EMS.