Extra bright yellow from the meadowNatural Dye
Dyeing with goldenrod turned my linen fabric an unbelievable shade of yellow — almost fluorescent. I thought that most of the color would come out in the wash given its vibrancy but after a two-week cure, it's still super bold. I'm currently making a tank top out of it and look forward to putting the remnants into quilts.
Roughly 5 gallons of goldenrod flowers harvested just under the blooming flower from our meadow Sept 7, 2020
Ground Gallnut at 8% WOF
Aluminum Acetate at 10% WOF
Calcium Carbonate — vat of 5g in 50L water (reused)
Five gallons of goldenrod flowers in the dye pot
Immediate color change on initial dip
Goldenrod natural dyed linen (first dip) drying on the line
Goldenrod naturally dyed linen rinsing in the brook
Goldenrod natural dyed linen
Second dip goldenrod natural dye
Naturally dyed linen fabric drying after two week cure and machine wash. From the left: madder (third dip), madder (second dip), goldenrod (first dip), goldenrod (second dip).