Plant Collected: Sage
Date Collected: Feb 13, 2011
Part of plant used and amount: The whole plant- 1 medium sized bunch.
Extraction process notes:
Simmer for four hours. Use enough water to cover the plant material. Strain the dye material from the plant material.
Material/ WOF: Wool 4g/ Cotton 4g
Dye/volume: 3 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. Put fiber in the dye bath when it is warm. Heat the material in the dye bath for 2 hrs. Let cool for 14 hrs. Rinse until water runs clear.