Lunch yesterday with my stitching and dyeing friends, talking about and seeing what people had been working on made me itch to come home and throw some bits in a pot. I did exactly that…….using a steel pot, with leaves from at least three different Eucalyptus trees on the property, fabrics bundled without much thought, boiled and simmered for about three hours………cooled overnight, no mordants, washed and dried this morning……..here are some of the results.
I also retrieved some scraps that had been sitting, forgotten, in a glass jar filled with “spent” Eucalyptus dye water for a few weeks in the garage. There was something metal in the mix too, it was mouldy and it smelt disgusting.
I think there are some lovely possibilities with these.