Wedelia: Connecting us to an abundant mindset
Posted by : Mary Wutz /
This bright and cheery member of the daisy family is connected to the energy of abundance. It helps one manifest physical and material needs. It does this by showing us how adopting the positive mindset that lies beneath prosperity is the lasting way to generate abundance.
Wedelia trilobata is a member of the daisy or sunflower family. Coreopsis, gaillardia, marigold, safflower, sunflower, and zinnia are among her natural dye relatives. The original home of the wedelia is tropical America. In Hawaii she blooms all year round and requires very little care.
WEDELIA DYE RECIPE:
Wedelia Blossoms: 12 ounces (fresh)*
Water: 10 cups
Mordanted Fiber: 6 ounces
Soak fresh blossoms with calyxes and stems in water for two days. Boil for 30 minutes. Strain blossoms, and immerse wet, heated fiber in dyebath. Stir for the first few minutes. Simmer for 45 minutes. Cool fiber in dye-bath. Rise, and dry in shade.
*Xanthophyll, the yellow plant pigment, is the coloring agent in wedelia blossoms. If dried flowers are used, they should be crushed, and the soaking time extended to three days.
Dye Recipe from, Hawaii Dye Plants and Dye Recipes by Frieling Krohn-Ching