Tannins, Mordants, and Dyes. . .Oh My!

Hello everyone!

Last week we kicked off our unit on natural dyes with the Intermediate Pod and we are excited to jump head first in to the chemistry behind how natural dyes adhere to fabric, the tannins and mordants that make this possible as well as the history and design of Batik fabric.

This being said our dye baths will start to soak this week so we are no longer in need of your kitchen scraps. But hopefully some of your kiddos will be coming home with some new natural dye knowledge and inspiration so you might want to to hold on to your avocado pits and onions skins for a little bit longer!

Thank you again!

If you have any further questions I would love to chat with you!

Best, Stella Brier

sbrier@soundview.org

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