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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