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How To Dye Strawberry Blite

The fruit and plant of the Strawberry Blite can be used to produce pink and red natural dye.

 

Difficulty Level:

Average

Time Required:

1 day

Here’s How:

     

  1. Premordant wool using Alum.
  2. Use either the small red fruit or the entire plant. Chop it into small pieces.
  3. Soak overnight in water.
  4. Bring the dyepot to boil and simmer until the berries have lost their colour.
  5. Add the premordanted wool to the dyebath.
  6. Simmer for an hour or longer until sufficient colour is reached.
  7. Allow the dyebath to cool
  8. Remove the dyed yarn from the dyebath.
  9. Rinse and let dry.

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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