Plant Collected: Lavender
Date Collected: March 12, 2011
Part of plant used and amount: Flower buds
Extraction process notes:
Pick off buds and put into a pot. Add 5 cups of water. Slowly bring to a boil and simmer for 1 ½ hrs. Let cool.
Material/ WOF: Shetland wool 6g
Dye/volume: 5 cups
Mordant/amount: Alum (15% WOF)
Soak fiber in alum for 2 hrs after bringing to a simmer for 30 min. Rinse fiber and add to the dye bath. Simmer for 5 hrs. Rinse until water runs clear.