Cat Mint

 

Plant Collected: Cat Mint

 

Date Collected: April 1, 2011

 

Part of plant used and amount: The whole plant (stems and budding flowers)

 

Extraction process notes:

Cut plant at base put in pot with enough water to cover the plant material. Simmer on low for 30 minutes.

 

Dye Recipe

 

Material/ WOF:  Shetland wool 5g

 

Dye/volume: 2.5 cups

 

Mordant/amount: Alum (15% WOF)

 

Additions:  1tsp iron

 

Recipe notes:

Simmer fiber in alum for 1 hr and let cool. Rinse fiber and add to the dye bath. Add iron. Simmer for 30 minutes.  Let the fiber sit in the dye bath for 3 hrs. Rinse until water runs clear.

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