Carrot Tops

 

Plant Collected: Carrot Tops

 

Date Collected: Feb 26, 2011

 

Part of plant used and amount: 3 bunches of carrots

 

Extraction process notes:

Boil for 1 ½ hrs with enough water to cover the plant material. The dye will look murky. . Strain the dye material from the plant material.

 

 

Dye Recipe

 

Material/ WOF:  Shetland wool /1 skein – 1oz

 

Dye/volume: ¼ gallon

 

Mordant/amount: 1tsp alum

 

Additions: None

 

 

Recipe notes:

Mordant the wool in alum for 1hr on low heat. Use enough water so fiber moves freely in bath. Rinse and place in dye. Simmer for 2 hrs. Let cool. Rinse until water runs clear.  The dye gave very little color in the beginning, but after a while gave a bright, light color.

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