Plant Collected: Spinach


Date Collected: Feb 21, 2011


Part of plant used and amount: Leaves/ ½ a shopping bag


Extraction process notes:

Boil for 2 ½  hours. Use enough water to cover the plant material. Should use more spinach for a deeper hue. Strain the dye material from the plant material.




Dye Recipe


Material/ WOF: Shetland wool 1 skein – 1oz


Dye/volume: ¼ gallon


Mordant/amount: 1tsp iron and ½ tsp soda ash


Additions: 3 tbsp vinegar



Recipe notes:

Mordant the wool in iron and soda ash for 1 hr using enough water so the fiber moves freely in the bath. Rinse and place in dye.  Simmer for 2 hrs. The yarn turns beige with the iron mordant. 3 tbsp of vinegar is added and simmered for 3 more hrs. Let cool. Rinse until water runs clear.

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