Alternative plants to be used in natural dyeing on wool yarn fibers

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Kaynar H., Ucar E.

JOURNAL OF NATURAL FIBERS, vol.16, pp.379-387, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15440478.2017.1423258
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-387


In this study, 28 plants were collected from nature and the extracts were obtained with and without mordants from these plants. The wool yarns (3.5 N m natural wool carpet yarns obtained from the natural fibers 60 s, 23.3 mu m, 10(-4) cm) were colored by each of these extracts and the light and abrasion fastness of obtained colored substances of various colors were determined. While the plant showing the highest light fastness was walnut tree leaf (Juglans regia), the plant showing the highest abrasion fastness was determined as quince leaf (Cydonia oblonga). On the other hand, while the ferric sulfate as a mordant provided the highest light fastness, the highest abrasion fastness was obtained from the experimental group to which mordant was not applied.