Pussy Willow – 2

 

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 alum

 

Additions: None

 

Recipe notes:

Mordant wool in alum for 1.5 hr with 5 cups of water on low heat. Rinse and place in dye.  Simmer on low heat for 3hrs. Let fiber sit in dye bath and slowly cool for 10 hrs. Rinse until water runs clear.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>