Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Stinging nettle dye for wool
1/2 lb wool mordanted with 1/2 oz alum
Bring nettles to boil for 1 hour, leave to cool over night, strain. Add mordanted wool to dye bath, bring slowly to almost boil (took 3 hours), turned off, left to cool in dye bath.
Washed dyed wool.
Very mild yellow-green. Kind of feeling it wasn't worth the effort