Glossy Buckthorn Bark Organic ~ Dye colour yellow golden, pinks and reds.
*Collected in the Wild of Bosnia
To achieve reds and pinks, the PH needs to be increased to 10-11 (alkaline). Keep in mind to always use PH neutral soap with PH sensitive colours. This dye gives a good green when iron is added and was used traditionally to make artist paint.
65g bark, soaked in water for 2 days.
100g mordanted yarn/fibre (Alum 13g)
Bring pot with dye to simmer For 2h.
Strain through cloth, add yarn/fibre and dye bag to dye bath for 1h.