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« on: January 18, 2013 04:57:19 AM »

Hi
I am looking at making some natural screen printing inks and I was just wondering if anybody had any tips or knew of any books or sources of information on it?
So far I have used red cabbage dye, onion skin dye and coffee dye thickened with indalca powder, with cream of tartar and alum as mordants, but I want to know more on how to make sure the inks will be colourfast and lightfast (the first 2 washed out, when I put them on a low wash).
Any help would be really appreciated!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013 07:04:01 PM »

I had never heard of this so I was intrigued and did some reading. Pretty cool! I found this which was most helpful:
http://organic.lovetoknow.com/Organic_Screen_Printing

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