Light Yellow Dye
Plant: Wild celery
Harvest time: June and July
Material: Fresh flowers, leaves
Vessel: Tin or aluminum
Boil 1 pound of wild celery in 5 gallons of water for 2 hours. Strain; add 1/4 cup of raw alum and boil for 10 minutes. Add 1 pound of wet yarn and boil 15 minutes before rinsing.
Plant: Gaillardia “Indian Blanket”
Harvest time: June
Material: Fresh flowers, leaves, stems
Vessel: Enamel or granite
Boil 1 pound of fresh material in 5 gallons of water for 2 hours. Strain; add 1/4 cup of raw alum to the water. Allow to dissolve by boiling 10 minutes before adding 1 pound of wet yarn. Mix well and boil the yarn for 2 hours. Steep overnight before rinsing several times.