From now until our first frost it is such an exciting time for natural dyeing. The flowers are lush and full, with more plants blooming every day. It's time to harvest and dye!
Last week I picked an assortment of yellow/orange flowers I knew would produce a good dye to make a sampler of sorts. The flower include calendula, gaillardia, cosmos, and dyers chamomile.
I wasn't too excited about the black-eye-Susan's, when just placed in a pot and simmered they produce a dull gold. But when I wrapped them in wool and steamed them