Forsythia – 2


Plant Collected: Forsythia


Date Collected: April 1, 2011


Part of plant used and amount: Flower head


Extraction process notes:

Pick flowers off of stems and put in pot with enough water to cover the plant material. Slowly bring to a boil. Heat on low simmer on low for 1hr.


Dye Recipe


Material/ WOF:  Merino wool 5g


Dye/volume: 3 cups


Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF)


Additions:  1/8 tsp 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 min.  Add iron. Let the fiber sit in the dye bath for 8 hrs.  Rinse until water runs clear.

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