Solar dyeing, Day 423
Birch bark dyed wool with a beautiful woodsy fragrance even after a thorough wash.
The alum mordanted wool was layered in a jar with birch bark and covered with water. Last summer the jar was placed in the greenhouse to solar dye and brought into the house for the winter. It was shaken occasionally, but I forgot to bring it back out into the sun this summer. When I emptied the jar the liquid was clear. This didn’t achieve a very deep gold colour perhaps due to the small amount of dye stuff I was able to put into the jar for the weight of wool.