Sunflower 2

Plant Collected: Sunflower

 

Date Collected: 08/09/2013

 

Part of plant used and amount:  3 large heads. Yielded 4 qts dye

 

Extraction process notes: Boiled for 3hrs

 

Material/ WOF: 2 oz of Icelandic fleece

 

Dye/volume: Used about 2 qts of dye

 

Mordant/amount: Alum at 15% WOF

 

Additions: 2 tbs of soda ash

Recipe notes: Fiber simmered on low in dye bath with additions for 1hr. Heated to about 180 degrees.  Turned off heat and left fiber in pot to cool overnight. Rinsed the next day with synthrapol.

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