Natural Dye – Dandelions

An index card on a white table. On the left, the information for the dandelion petals detailed on this web page is handwritten in black ink. 

On the right is stapled 2 yarn samples and 2 fabric samples. The cotton yarn is a light yellow. The BFL is a slightly darker yellow. The cotton and linen samples are the same light yellow as the cotton yarn.

Cotton – BFL – Cotton – Linen

Natural Dye – Dandelion Petals 1

  • 20.3g dandelion flower petals
  • 100.0 g fiber samples
  • 9.0 g alum
  • Simmer dandelions for 1 hour
  • Added + dissolved alum directly to dye pot
  • Add wet fiber samples
  • Dye simmer for 1 hour
  • Let soak overnight
  • Rinse with Soak and line dry

Cotton – BFL Tweed

Natural Dye – Dandelion Petals 2

  • Dye stock from Dandelion Petals 1
  • 1 tsp iron water
  • 42.75 g fiber samples
  • .22 g alum
  • Reheat petal dye stock (1 hour to temp while prepping)
  • Stir in alum and iron water
  • Dye fibers at simmer 1 hour
  • Let sit overnight
  • Rinse with Soak and line dry

Cotton Yarn – BFL Yarn – Cotton Fabric – Linen Fabric

Natural Dye – Dandelion Flowers

  • 49.17 g whole flowers
  • 119.3 g fiber samples
  • 9.5 g alum
  • Simmer flowers for 1 hour
  • Add alum to dye pot
  • Add wet fibers and simmer for 1 hour
  • Turn off heat and soak overnight
  • Rinse with Soak and line dry
An index card on a white table. On the left, the information for the dandelion flowers and leaves detailed on this web page is handwritten in black ink. 

On the right, 2 yarn samples and 2 fabric samples are stapled to the card. The cotton yarn,  cotton fabric, and cotton linen are n offwhite yellow. The BFL tweed yarn is a greyeish yellow tan.

Cotton Yarn – BFL Tweed Yarn – Cotton Fabric – Linen Fabric

Natural Dye – Dandelions – Flowers and Leaves

  • Flowers from previous flower dye
  • 50 g leaves
  • 116.1g fiber samles
  • 9.3 g alum
  • Reheat flower dye and add leaves
  • Simmer for 1 hour
  • Add alum and dissolve
  • Add wet fiber samples
  • Dye simmer 1 hour
  • Turn off heat and let sit overnight
  • Rinse with Soak and line dry

BFL Yarn – BFL Yarn with iron + birch

Natural Dye – Dandelion (combo)

  • Dye stock from petals + flowers/leaves
  • 50.68 g fiber samples
  • 18.58 g previously iron + birch dyed fiber sample
  • 4.1 g alum
  • Reheat dye stock 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Dissolve in alum
  • Add wet fiber samples
  • Simmer 1 hour
  • Soak overnight
  • Rinse with Soak and line dry

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