How to dye with goldenrod

I love this time of year, this cusp between summer + fall. We can be in the moment while also looking to the season ahead. We can harvest in the heat of the day while the nights and early mornings are cool and crisp. We taste the change in the air and are invigorated.  My late summer love has been goldenrod. I've been attempting to capture some of its incredible color and vibrancy by dyeing with the plant's flowers and leaves. Each piece of fabric is a snapshot of summer color: sunny yellow, muted lemon, pale ochre. The variations are the same in nature: the flower itself goes through stages of bright vigor to a bronze patina as the buds...

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