RESEARCH: SCOBY bio fabric

Dying & incidental colours

Scoby / kombucha fed with black, green or white tea produces a cellulose fabric layer ranging from a dark to light brown in colour. Hibiscus/ Egyptian scobys show a bright deep pink hue.

Black Scoby Fabric research

Dyed a scoby with activated charcoal for 5 days in water.
Results: a fine powdered layer of charcoal remained on the surface with slight greying. need a way to fix the charcoal / find a ‘mordant’.

The charcoal however did remove the ‘vinegary’ smell!

Notes / Links:
Scoby / Kombucha