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POMEGRANATE PEELS ~ CUT & GROUND ORGANIC

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POMEGRANATE PEELS ~ CUT & GROUND ORGANIC ~ can be used as Tannin and as yellow dye

The pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub in the family Lythraceae, subfamily Punicoideae, that grows between 5 and 10 m tall. The pomegranate originated in the region extending from Iran to northern India, and has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region.

 

Working with Pomegranate is a slow, but lovely process. The main ingredient you need is time. The third picture shows you our organic double layered cotton fabric dyed with pomegranate.

 

Recipe:

For how to mordant your Cellulose fibres, please see our blog post but skip the tannin step:

 How to mordant linen and cotton fabrics successfully – AppleOak FibreWorks

If you are using protein fibres, a simple 10%Alum bath will do for mordanting, but protein fibres can also be dyed without a mordant when using Pomegranate peel due to its tannin content.

Once mordanted:

Add 100% pomegranate peel to 80degrees Celcius Water for one hour. (100% of the dry Weight of your Fibre/Fabric) If using powder, stir regularly or it will burn the bottom of your pan.

After an hour, switch of the heat and add the fabric/fibre. Leave to up to 3 days, until desired depth of colour. 

Wash, rinse, dry.

 

Pomegranate Powder can also be used as a tannin and for printing when combined with Alum and Guar Gum.