Cilantro & Rosemary

 

Plant Collected: Cilantro and Rosemary

 

Date Collected: March 5, 2011

 

Part of plant used and amount: 1 bunch of rosemary and one bunch of cilantro (whole plants used)

 

Extraction process notes:

Put Cilantro in pot with enough water to cover the plant material. Raise to a boil and simmer for 1 hr. Add rosemary and simmer for another hour. Let cool. Strain the dye material from the plant material.

 

Dye Recipe

 

Material/ WOF:  Cotton/ 27g

 

Dye/volume: 6 cups

 

Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF)

 

Additions: None

 

 

Recipe notes:

Mordant the cotton in alum on low heat for 1hr, using enough water to cover the material. 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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