Pussy Willow 1



Plant Collected: Pussy Willow


Date Collected: April 6, 2011


Part of plant used and amount: 2 cups of ½” long chopped branches


Extraction process notes:

Cut branches into 1” pieces and boil in 10 cps of water for 7hrs. Let sit overnight. Strain the dye material from the plant material.


Dye Recipe


Material/ WOF:  1.25 oz of merino wool

Dye/volume: 5 cups


Mordant/amount: 1tsp Iron


Additions: None


Recipe notes:

Mordant wool in iron for 1 hr with 5 cups of water on low heat. Rinse and place in dye.  Simmer on low heat for 7hrs. Let fiber sit in dye bath and slowly cool for 15 hrs. Rinse until water runs clear.


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