Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Local Natural Dyes

With a walnut dyebath in progress, we turned to gathering another batch of plant material for the dye pot. A clump of sumacs at the end of the farm driveway is easy to get to so we picked about a half bushel of them today. We'll add them to some sumac that we already picked this summer. The sumac berries make a mousy brown and they actually smell very pleasant while they're simmering.

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