Last of the Eucalyptus
With the last of the eucalyptus leaves I dyed some silk and scraps of other fabric in a hot dyebath. The plant was past its best and partly dry but the colour is still vivid, especially on the wool. The greyish brown swatches were dipped in iron afterwards.
There's still snow falling this weekend but I sowed the first batch of parsley for the kitchen windowsill and am searching the internet for dye plant seeds. Inpired by Cathy's post I'm hatching plans for a little dye garden on the balcony. No space is too small?
Also I've set up a tinctory page on Facebook. It's going to be mainly shop updates so if you'd like to be the first to know, please bookmark it or become a fan (thanks to those who already have!)
Happy Sunday to you all.