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These have been grown for natural dyeing by farmers, as a year round crop.
Why not leave the large garden dandelions for the bees to have the pollen and sweet nectar.
Use at a ratio of 100% dye to fibres.
An Alum mordant is required for protein fibres.
A tannin and Alum mordant are required for all cellulose fibres. Or you can use AA or AL.
For cellulose fibres use either
Aluminium Acetate at 5% in a heated mordant bath.
Aluminium Lactate at 5% in either a cold or heated mordant bath.
The left-hand skein shows how all the skeins originally came out of the dye pot. The other four were each dipped into a different modifier bath for approximately 10 minutes. From left-to-right these modifier baths were Citric Acid, Ammonia, Copper and Iron.
The dyed samples are as follows
Alum – no modifier = golden brown
Alum + Citric Acid = gold
Alum + Ammonia = golden brown
Alum + Copper = golden brown
Alum + Iron = deep golden brown
Not food safe, so please do not make a drink with this dye.
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