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Norway Spruce

Forager/Dyer/Human Collaborator: Cydni Carter Lopez


Plant/Non Human Collaborator: Norway Spruce Cones

Color/Fiber: Warm pink brown on both fibers: cotton mordanted with alum acetate + chalk after bath, wool mordanted with potassium alum sulfate


Date Foraged: 2 January 2021


Location Foraged: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, SE Portland


Dye Method: Stove Top


Recipe: Five long spruce cones simmered low and for a few hours, the bath turned red first and then a deep red brown (curious what would happen if I took the cones out early). Removed the cones to add the fabric.




Different lighting exposes different colors!