HIBISCUS FLOWER (Hibiscus), 2oz: Showy flowering bush favored in its native Africa, Asia, Australia, India, Hawaii and both Americas. Dried dark red blossoms were used by African dyers c. 900 BC; no record on how early it was used as a Navajo dye. Light-fast on wool and silk; fades on cotton. Best color with solar dyeing and acid, as heat can kill the lovely pinks. Easy dye for children to use.
AKA: Mallow rose, giant mallow. [Egypt]
Alum mordant: clear pink
Copper mordant: dusty pink
Iron mordant: brownish-pink
Tin mordant: deep pink