Plant Collected: Magnolia
Date Collected: March 26th, 2011
Part of plant used and amount: 2 cups of ½” long chopped branches
Extraction process notes:
Harvested just before buds flowered. Cut branches into ½” pieces and boil in 6 cps of water for 3hrs. Let sit overnight. Let cool. Strain the dye material form the plant material.
Material/ WOF: 1oz skein of Shetland wool
Dye/volume: 5 cups
Mordant/amount: 1tsp Iron
Mordant wool in iron for 1 ½ hrs with 5 cups of water on low heat. Rinse and place in dye. Simmer on low heat for 2hrs. Rinse until water runs clear.