Spinach

 

Plant Collected: Spinach

 

Date Collected: March 5, 2011

 

Part of plant used and amount: 1 large bunch/stems and leaves

 

Extraction process notes:

Raise to a boil simmer for 2 hrs. Let cool.  Used enough water to cover the plant material. Strain the dye material from the plant material.

 

 

 

Dye Recipe

 

Material/ WOF:  Cotton/ 17g

 

Dye/volume: 5 cups

 

Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF)

 

Additions: None

 

 

Recipe notes:

Mordant the cotton in alum with enough water so the fiber moves freely in the bath. Rinse and place in dye. Let the cotton sit in the dye bath for 2 hrs at a low simmer. Rinse until water runs clear.

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