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Re: [BKARTS] Rotten ink



Natural food stores usually stock oil of cloves.  It's a bit expensive
for a very small bottle, but it lasts "forever".

Carol
Eugene, OR
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On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 01:29 PM, Douglas Sanders wrote:

> I have had much luck with using cloves as a preservative with
> plant-based dyes.  I dye wood with a solution made from alder cones
> (also known as yashi , in the Japanese dyeing tradition).  When I have
> added a few cloves (perhaps a teaspoon per liter) to the bath as it is
> simmering to extract the alder dye, it has certainly lasted longer at
> room temperature in the dark than without.
> Incidentally, cloves have also been used to produce a grey-brown dye for
> textiles in some traditions.
> I'm sure it's the clove oil though that's doing the preserving, which
> you could pick up at a pharmacy or maybe candy-making supply house.
>
> Douglas Sanders
>
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