Natural/Solar Dye – Mullein

  • 182.78 g mullein
  • about 4 tbsp baking soda
  • 100.3 g wool
  • 8% alum

7/13/19 – Dissolve baking soda into water = 9/10 on pH test paper. Add mullein (2 stalk) to jar.

7/20/19 – Mordant for 1 hour simmer and add to jar.

8/4/19 – Remove fiber and rinse with Soak.

An index card on a white table. In two columns, the information for the mullein dye is handwritten in black ink.

Between the columns and beneath the right column is stapled 2 yarn samples and 2 fabric samples. The cotton sample in the middle is tan. The BFL tweed sample in the middle is also tan. The linen sample on the right is a beige color. The bamboo yarn sample on the right is an off white.

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

  • 190.3 g mullein
  • about 4 tbsp baking soda
  • 112.9 g fiber
  • 8% alum

Same steps as the other jar.

Natural Dye – Apple Twigs

An index card on a white table. The information transcribed to the website page for the Apple Twigs is hand written in blue ink. There are two samples of yarn and two samples of fabric stapled to the index card. The yarns are a reddish brown and the fabrics are a light orangey tan,

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

  • Apple tree twigs (filled one spaghetti sauce jar with small pieces)
  • 123.2 g fiber samples
  • 9. g alum (8%)
  • Soak twigs in water for 24 hours
  • Simmer twigs 1 hour + 45 minutes
  • Dissolve alum and add wet fibers
  • Simmer fiber 1 hour + 15 minutes
  • Let soak overnight
  • Rinse and wash with Soak

Smelled like cider!