Plant Collected: Daffodils
Date Collected: March 16th, 2011
Part of plant used and amount: 38 flower heads
Extraction process notes:
Simmer flower heads in 6 cups of water for 2hrs and 15 minutes. Let cool. Strain the dye material from the plant material.
Material/ WOF: 1oz skein of Shetland wool
Dye/volume: 6 cups
Mordant/amount: 1tsp alum
Additions: 3tbsp of vinegar and 1 tsp of cream of tartar
Mordant wool in alum for 1hr with 5 cups of water on low heat. Rinse and place in dye. Simmer on low heat for 2 ½ hrs. Rinse until water runs clear.