Plant Collected: Rosemary
Date Collected: Feb 12, 2011
Part of plant used and amount: The whole plant (18g)
Extraction process notes:
Simmer for four hours and let cool before using the dye. Use enough water to cover the plant material. Strain the dye material from the plant material.
Material/ WOF: Wool 4.5g/ Cotton 4.5g
Dye/volume: 3 ½ cups
Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF) for wool/ tannin (10%WOF) for cotton
Additions: ½ tsp iron
Mordant the fiber for 1 hr using enough water so the fiber moves freely in the bath. Rinse and put in dye. Heat the material in the dye bath for 2 hrs. Let cool. Rinse until water runs clear.