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Japanese Privet Berries

Forager/Dyer/Human Collaborator: Cydni Carter Lopez


Plant/Non Human Collaborator: Japanese Privet Berries

Color/Fiber: Grey blue on cotton mordanted with alum acetate + chalk after bath; grey creme on wool yarn mordanted with potassium alum sulfate.


Date Foraged: 6 January 2021


Location Foraged: Personal front yard in SE Portland


Dye Method: Stove Top


Recipe: About a half a cup of fresh berries from clippings from my privet bush. The dye bath was a beautiful blue purple color and in the right light the cotton fabric is a silver blue tone.