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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