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.
Material/ WOF: Shetland wool /1 skein – 1oz
Dye/volume: ¼ gallon
Mordant/amount: 1tsp alum
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.