PEPPERMINT CUT FINE~ Dye Colour yellow and green.
Country of Origin: Serbia
Peppermint though uncommon to be used as a dye, I can not recommend it enough. Peppermint gives a deep and vibrant, but warm golden yellow and a beautiful green. Mint can be used fresh or dry for dyeing and needs iron to turn the yellow colour to green.
Stunning results on silk and wool fibres and can also be used on linen.
Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species.
100-200% Peppermint (100% if using fresh only)
Wool (mordanted 10% Alum)
Line the pot with a cloth. Fill the pot half with water and add the mint.
Bring to about 85-95 degrees Celsius for 1 hour.
Tie dye in Cloth and leave in bath.
Add wool and simmer gently for 1 hour.
Add 3% -5% iron to the dye bath to turn it green.
Remove after about 10min, rinse & dry.