Daffodils

 

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.

 

Dye Recipe

 

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

 

 

Recipe notes:

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.

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