Lilac

 

Plant Collected: Lilac

 

Date Collected: May 7, 2011

 

Part of plant used and amount: Leaves- Enough to fill  ½ 16 qt pot. Collected just before flowers bloom.

Extraction process notes:

Fill with enough water to cover the plant material. Simmer for 2 hrs. Let cool overnight. Strain

 

Dye Recipe

 

Material/ WOF:  Icelandic wool 1 oz

 

Dye/volume: 3 cups

 

Mordant/amount: alum 15% WOF

 

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 1/2 hrs on med heat. Cool.  Rinse until water runs clear.

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