Zinnia 1

Plant Collected: Zinnia

 

Date Collected: 09/15/2012

 

Part of plant used and amount: 2 bundles of large multi colored zinnia flowers

 

Extraction process notes: Boiled flower tops for 1 ½ hrs

 

Material/ WOF: 3 oz Merino fleece  and 5 oz of  Leicester yarn

 

Dye/volume: 2 qts dye

 

Mordant/amount: Alum at 15%

 

Additions: 1 tsp of tartaric acid

 

Recipe notes: Heated up fiber in dye bath to 180 degrees with tartaric acid for 1 hr. Let cool overnight. Rinse

 

 

 

 

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