Plant Collected: Cilantro
Date Collected: Feb 12, 2011
Part of plant used and amount: The whole plant. (56g)
Extraction process notes:
Simmer for four hours in enough water to cover the plant material. Strain the dye material from the plant material.
Material/ WOF: Wool 7g/ Cotton 16g
Dye/volume: 4 ½ cups
Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF) for wool/ tannin (10% WOF) for cotton
Additions: Cream of Tartar 1 tbsp
Mordant the fiber for 1 hr using enough water so the fiber moves freely in the bath. Rinse and put in dye. Add cream of tartar. Leave the material in the dye bath for 14 hrs heating it up in between for 2hrs at a low simmer. Let cool. Rinse until water runs clear.