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Tart cherry bark


Often the first of our fruit trees to ripen, our tart cherry hedgerow needs a bit of pruning every spring. Their tender bark makes one of my very favorite colors, salmon. It also can yield a nice range of mauve thru cabernet and golden wheat. Mordant is not required unless you want to explore its range of color. Soak the cherry bark overnight, then using the same water simmer for an hour or so. Leave the bark in the water as it cools – if you have time, let it steep for a few days to get as much color as possible. Each bag of dried bark is 28 grams and will dye 30-60 grams of fiber. Color fastness: good

tart cherry bark

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