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.




Dye Recipe


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



Recipe notes:

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.

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