Stove top natural dyeing

Having found a cash of elderberry bushes in the woods, I am trying to dye some wool with it. In an old dye book that I have, it says there berries produce a lilac to deep purple dye depending on mordant. All I have is Alum so lilac will do.

I am "cooking" a bunch of wool in just under a gallon of water with 1 1/2 TBS of alum to 1 TSP Cream of tarter. I'll post updates on how this goes.

Until next time...

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