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How To dye with Hollyhocks

Hollyhock blossoms produce rust and red natural dye colours. Also mauves, magenta, pinks and tans depending on the colours of the blossoms and mordants used.

 

Difficulty Level:

Average

Time Required:

4 hours

Here’s How:

     

  1. Use fresh blossoms from Hollyhock plants. Remove them from the plants and add them to a dyepot filled with water. Soak the flowers overnight.
  2. Simmer for 1/2 – 1 hour and strain.
  3. Add Glauber’s Salt to the dyebath and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add clean, premordanted wool into the dyepot.
  5. Simmer for x-about an hour or until sufficient colour is obtained.
  6. Allow the dyepot to cool. Then remove the wool and rinse.
  7. Let dry.

 

Tips:

  • Save the Hollyhock stems for making paper.
  • Use wool premordanted with Alum.
  • Try using Tin, ammonia or Blue Vitriol mordant to obtain different colours. 

    How to Grow Hollyhocks

    How To Make an Alum Mordant
    How To Make a Tin Mordant
    Natural Dyes and Mordant Recipes
    MSDS – Aluminum Potassium Sulfate

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