Yellow Cosmos dried flowers

$7.00


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Use these dried flowers to create a dye bath for any natural fiber.

10gm / .4oz dried flowers will dye 2 oz. of fiber an intense shade. For lighter colors, either use more fiber or less flowers in your dye bath.

In the second photo you can see an idea of the color on different fibers with an Alum mordant. Of course, your water pH and mineral content may shift the colors. (Also your monitor may show a slightly different shade than mine!)

Simmer flowers in enough water to generously cover your fiber for about 30 minutes. Strain out flowers and add mordanted fiber and simmer until the color you want is reached. It is a concentrated dye and there will probably be enough pigment left in the bath to dye more fiber a lighter color.

I grew and harvested these flowers in my garden in Oakland, California. This variety of Cosmos sulphureus is called 'Bright Lights' and has mostly yellow flowers with a few orange ones mixed in.

For more information on growing and using natural dye plants, see my listing for a guidebook I co-created with Deepa Natarajan called 10 PLANTS FOR COLOR

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How should I wash my naturally dyed item?

Use pH neutral soap such as Ecover. Changing the pH of your item may shift the colors.

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