Our front fence is covered with Virginia creeper / Parthenocissus quinquefolia (which I mistakenly thought was hedera helix).Now that it’s fall, we pruned it as it grew vigorously during summer.
With all the leaves and berries leftover from the plant, I got my hands on dyeing!
-I filled a stainless steel pot with the leaves and berries,
-simmered for about 40 minutes,
-with the plant material left in pot, added alum mordanted wool skeins,
-simmered for additional 40 minutes or so,
-left the pot overnight to cool.
The color turned into a lovely bright green-yellow.