from Christi Carter on lovely Lopez

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Bubbie’s recipe:
* toss some iron bolts into the bottom of a jar
* bundle frozen black [dark purple] violas, madrone bark
and 4 rusty landscape pegs into a scrap of pre-wet
old linen shirt
* stuff madrone bark peelings around the edges
* sprinkle with approx. 1 heaping teaspoon of fireplace ash
* fill with water; let sit, then top off to within 1/2 inch of lid
* close lid tightly
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Classico recipe:
* bundle dry purple Norway leaves and metal bits inside pre-wet scrap of old cotton shirt
* repeat with cotton eyelet blouse front & stuff both into jar
* pack the edges with additional dry maple leaves
* fill jar with leftover dye bath from lobster mushrooms; let sit, then top off to within 1/2″ of lid
* close lid tightly
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Mezzetta recipe:
* Add 1/4 cup of year-old copper/vinegar mordant to jar
* bundle rose leaves & metal bolts inside of pre-wet 60/40 cotton/silk blouse
[note: rose leaves were frozen/defrosted/re-frozen before use]
* stuff remaining rose leaves around bundle
* fill with water; let sit, then top off to within 1/2″ of lid
 
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