Dahlias are some of the showiest late summer stunners and each year we wait for our dahlias, knowing that they will send up many outrageously beautiful flower heads that also make a lovely natural dye. Enjoy summer early with these dried dahlia heads. Like zinnias, they produce a soft yellow but so much of their beauty is in the dye pot. The dried flower heads unfurl like a tea blossom and are a lovely sight.
A perfect gift for the gardener and dyer. 30 grams will dye about 50-100 grams of fibers.
Fresh Dahlias in the dye pot
A few minutes later, the color is in the dye bath