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.

 

 

 

Dye Recipe

 

Material/ WOF:  Wool 8g

 

Dye/volume: 5 cups

 

Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF)

 

Additions: None

 

 

Recipe notes:

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.

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