Jacquard Cochineal Natural Dye

Cochineal is among the most ancient and versatile natural dyes on the planet. It has excellent light- and wash-fastness properties and produces a beautiful range of reds, scarlets, violets, fuchsias and purples. Permanent on all natural fibers, cochineal is used like an acid dye or with a mordant such as alum. The color (carminic acid) comes from the bodies of female insects of the species Dactylopius coccus. The insects are farmed on the prickly pear cactus (nopal), which is native to Mexico, Central and South America. Jacquard's Cochineal comes directly from a small, family-owned and operated organic farm co-op outside Lima, Peru. Dyes these surfaces: all natural fibers including cotton, linen, silk, canvas, hemp, wool, wood and more.

Jacquard Cochineal Natural Dye. Cochineal is among the most beautiful and versatile natural dyes on the planet! It has excellent light and wash fastness properties and produces a powerful range of reds, fuchsias, scarlet and purples. It is permanent on all natural fibers and is generally used with a mordant such as alum. This package contains one 1 ounce jar of Cochineal natural dye. Dye is organically farmed in Peru. Non-toxic.

Collections: Dyeing Supplies

Type: Dyes

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