One miricle of the color garden in Cervera del Maestre is its opportinity to meet people from different countries. Clara from Valencia / Spain was working together with Luke from Australia.
The plant tanaceto – tansy – on the left photo was a donation from clara to the color garden. Some traditional dyers use tansy to produce a golden-yellow color. The flower heads of the tansy produce a dark yellow hue together with the mordant alum. For the mordant, 12 to 20 g of alum are taken per 100 g of wool. Dark green is the coloring with an alum pre-stain, iron sulfate after-stain and ammonia developing bath. One needs about 400 g of fresh flowers for 100 g of wool.