4451Re: aluminum sulphate: local source
- Dec 11, 2007--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "enidadams" <enid@...> wrote:
> I ran out of alum and felt the great need to marble today, in this
> cool, damp weather. I know better than to waste time and silk with
> alum that has been sitting in solution several months, since colors
> tend to be pale. I found my local farmer's co-op carries it in 4
> bags for $7.50, saving both shipping costs and waiting. I havebeen
> using potassium aluminum sulphate and am hoping the size will lastof
> longer without the addition of the potassium to accelerate growth
> bacteria or otherwise interfere.archives,
> I couln't find anything on a local source in a search of the
> but at least the archives kept me out of the grocery store and fromsomeone
> resorting to ammonium sulphate. I have to thank the pop-up ad that
> mentioned garden centers for the idea. I hope my post helps
> else with the urge to marble get right to it!Dear Enid:
> Enid Adams
WOW! is your post timely! I live in Mexico (moved to San Miguel de
Allende, Mexico a year ago from NYC) and having supplies shipped here
is so incredibly expensive, I still have a hard time getting over
it!!!! So while I've discovered soda ash can be purchased at a pool
supply store (I also shibori dye fabrics, hence the need for soda ash)
I've been hoping to figure out another local or at least non-
shipping source of alum. Marbling is my love! But expenses are making
the relationship difficult.
So could you explain your type of farmer's/garden center alum to me.
Is it sold under the name Alum? We have a Home Depot an hour away and
perhpas they might carry what you have described.
Looking forward to your reply.
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