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Goldenrod gives a very deep yellow, almost like a rich ochre. I loved the color and tried it on a few different sort of cottons.

Go to this page to have the correct step-by-step process. I try to have a dye bath without stalks nor leaves in it but did not chop the tiny flowers. I leave the cotton overnight in the dye bath.

I picked the flowers in August. I pick a lot more flowers than seems to be necessary. I use pieces of scoured cotton fabric which weigh (less than) 100 gram.

Leah & Judah

Once settled I thought I’d have no stories to tell about the embroidered pieces of fabric. Well, I do. Not traveling does not mean that nothing happens. Yet, this story behind this pouch is rather sad.


I stumbled upon sumac without knowing what it was. Sumac, to me, is an ornamental tree with big reddish velvet looking tops sticking up at the end of each branch. Branches are thick, few and each is strong and sturdy. They’re also high and I could not reach them.

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