Saturday, October 18, 2008

Joe Pye Weed

A friend gave me some joe pye weed to try, she wanted to help me to find a plant that would produce some red colors. Although the plant was very pink-red in color, as soon as I put it in the pot to simmer I knew we wouldn't be getting anything close to red. It was not a total loss however, the plant produced some very nice shades of tan, golden tan, and tan-green depending on the mordant, my favorite was again the iron, which produced a really nice gray with some green overtones.

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