The Queen Anne’s Lace (member of the carrot family) has been blooming in the fields for about 4 weeks. But, yesterday, the tractor began to mow down everything. I hustled out with basket and snips in the heat of the day and cut as much as i could. I did some dyeing of wool cloth for much of the day. I cooked it on the stove in a large enamel pan for a couple of hours and then strained it off into an aluminium pot. I added some alum to the dye liquor to get a darker yellow.
You can see that i did tie-dye on one piece, so you can also see the original white. This photo does not do the real color justice. Toward the end of a dyebath, when i still can’t just pour it out, i experiment. I did an accordian fold and tied it up, put it in the yellow for a while, then moved the ties a little and then added some copperas (iron) to the bath.
It looks like the iron migrated to some of the white areas, i am not sure why i only got the gray there and not in the yellow too. I was hoping for more of a green. But i like this fine.