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.
Material/ WOF: Cotton/ 17g
Dye/volume: 5 cups
Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF)
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.