Spanish moss

Spanish moss goes by many names. Florida moss, long moss and greybeard.  It is an airfern, Making its own food. This type of plant is an epiphyte.

I was just in South Carolina and had to take some home with me for dyeing. The color is supposed to be a golden tan. I have it soaking until I start the cooking process. I already have the yarn I plan to dye.  It is a basic recipe using alum and cream of tartar as the mordants (French for bite). 

Will show you when it’s done.

Check out my dyeing with dandelions.

FYI: Spanish moss is used as stuffing for very expensive furniture.

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