Natural Dyes

Natural Dyes – 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.

 
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