Yellow Onion Skins
Plant Collected: Yellow Onion Skins
Date Collected: March 5, 2011
Part of plant used and amount: 1 shopping bag full of skins
Extraction process notes:
Raise to a boil simmer for 1 hr. Let cool. Use enough water to cover the skins. . Strain the dye material from the plant material.
Material/ WOF: Wool 8g
Dye/volume: 5 cups
Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF)
Mordant the wool in alum for 1hr on low heat using enough water so fiber moves freely in bath. Rinse and place in dye. Let the wool sit in the dye bath for 1 ½ hrs at a low simmer. Rinse until water runs clear.