RHUBARB ROOT ~ Dye Colour depending on PH influencer - yellow brown, green with iron and pink with Soda Ash.
Country of Collection: China
Rhubarb is indeed a stunning Plant – not only does it grow enormous – we can eat the stalks for desserts and use the leaves for mordanting fibre and the roots for creating 3 gorgeous colours.
100% cut Rhubarb or 50% ground Rhubarb
Wool (mordanted 10% Alum)
15% Soda Ash
Line the pot with a cloth. Fill the pot half with water and add the rhubarb.
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 into green or soda ash to turn it pink, if desired.
Remove after about 10min, rinse & dry.