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.
Material/ WOF: 1.25 oz of merino wool
Dye/volume: 5 cups
Mordant/amount: 1tsp alum
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.