Light Yellow Dye

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.

Yellow Dye

Yellow Dye

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.