Processing Marigold Flowers for Dye


Simmer Marigold flowers for 30 - 60 minutes, and strain off flowers.  You will have a deep yellow colored water.  Add in mordanted fibers and keep over low heat for 60 minutes (make sure wool fibers DO NOT simmer, as this will result in felting).  

Take fibers out of the dye bath carefully, rinse in cool water, and let hang to dry.  Hand wash.

Harvest Marigold flowers 

When flowers are in bloom, is the best time to harvest Marigold flowers for dye.  Mordant and scour fibers and set aside in cool water.