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.
Material/ WOF: Shetland wool 5g
Dye/volume: 2.5 cups
Mordant/amount: Alum (15% WOF)
Additions: 1tsp iron
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.