Last Saturday I went for a walk in the back fields with the dogs. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, I wanted to see what was popping up and get a walk in.
There were a number of different things that caught my eye especially the clover, phlox and buttercups were are all booming.
For my next natural color experiment, I decided to go with the clover.
The flowers are similar to the dandelions with the green leaves attached to the bottom and the flower made up of a mass of spikey petals.
I pulled as much of the green leafy part off and put the buds in a mason jar then poured boiling water over them, put the lid on and placed in the sun to sit for the next 6 hours.
I strained the tea through a fine mesh strainer and voila!
It came out as a beautiful rose color. It will be fun to see what happens when I try reducing it to get a more concentrated color.
I am am still waiting for supplies. So this one will go in the fridge with the others till my package arrives.