August 24, 2011 - After spending a few days beating cut up cotton sheets in my Mark Lander Beater, I began the process of dyeing this pulp with plant materials easily accessible to me. The carrot tops I got from carrots I bought at the farmers' market and the goldenrod is growing wild in my backyard.
L to R: cotton pulp after mordanting; carrot tops dye bath; unrinsed cotton pulp
dyed with carrot tops, rinsed pulp with lots of the color removed.
L to R: goldenrod before & after simmering; dye bath