12 Jul 2017

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Who knew I had so many? I need more wool. I've got:

onion skins
coreopsis
oregano
sage
lemon balm
lichen
blood root
alkanet
madder
barberry
juniper
walnut
black raspberry
rhubarb
burdock
hollyhocks
dahlias
calendula/marigolds
goldenrod
yellow dock
russian tarragon
carrot tops
grapevines
tomato vines
dandelions
beets
plantain
and even the forsythia will give a color. India Flint uses rose leaves but I've not tried that yet. Come fall, I may try the neighbor's oak leaves. I'm sure there is more. Many of these plants give a different shade in spring than they do in fall. The joy is in experimenting. Some are more colorfast than others. I wonder about the horseradish . . .

And this link turned up http://pioneerthinking.com/natural-dyes

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