Spinach

 

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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