Zinnia

 

Plant Collected: Zinnia

 

Date Collected: April 23, 2011

 

Part of plant used and amount: Flower head/ 4yellow, 2 pink, 2 red-orange

 

Extraction process notes:

Used 10 g of flowers. Pick flowers off of stems and put in pot with enough water to cover the plant material

Slowly bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let cool . Let sit for 2 hrs. Strain

 

Dye Recipe

 

Material/ WOF:  Merino wool 1g

 

Dye/volume: 1 cup

 

Mordant/amount: alum (15% WOF)= 1g of alum

 

Additions:  none

 

Recipe notes:

Simmer fiber in alum for 1 hr and let cool. Rinse fiber and add to the dye bath. Simmer for 1 hr. Cool.  Let the fiber cool for 2 hrs.  Rinse until water runs clear.

 

 

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