black bean dye

Just so we all remember:  the silk was pre-mordanted with alum, 25% wog, heated up and then let to sit overnight. The beans were soaked in water, also overnight. Then, I took the dye off the top of the pot of beans, and let the silk sit in the cold dye over another night.  Rinse and dry.  That’s it.  The pearl grey is unmordanted silk.  Just because I was curious.