Last weekend, I decided to see if any of the plants/trees around my house (aside from the Goldenrod) have dyeing powers. I walked around and picked 10 different types and took pictures to try to document what they were:
I put them each into a bag with yarn, water, alum, and citric acid (because my water ph tends to be really high). Then I sealed all the bags, but I didn’t take all the air out. I thought they were so pretty! My family thought I was weird.
I simmered them for a while, then I left them to cool in the pot. They are still in the pot in my basement. I’m going to give them a few weeks to sit. Then I’ll go see what my science experiments revealed.
I was inspired to try this by a post by SpinningAnna.