Onion Skins – 2
Plant Collected: Onion Skins
Date Collected: Feb 11, 2011
Part of plant used and amount: Skins/ about ½ shopping bag full
Extraction process notes:
Boil skins for 2 ½ hrs in a stainless pot with ½ gal of water. Yields a very dark orange color to dye with. Strain the dye material from the plant material.
Material/ WOF: Shetland wool skein 1oz.
Dye/volume: ¼ gallon
Mordant/amount: 1tsp alum
Additions: 2 tbsp of vinegar
Mordant the wool in alum for 1 hr using enough water so the fiber moves freely in the bath. Rinse and put in dye. Heat in dye for 2 hrs. After 1hr add vinegar and it will brighten the color significantly. Let cool. Rinse until water runs clear.