The silver dollar leaves come out a lovely peachy orange colour. So once I was back in the UK I bought India Flints book Eco Colour,I know she is the Queen of eco dying but what an irritating book to try and follow,it jumps about all over the place and what it really all boils down to is you need to try it out yourself because of water type, different plants and trees so I need to keep a record of what I have done both successes as well as failures.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Well it has been a long time decided to start up again as it is a great way to record thoughts, processes and outcomes especially now I have reached the age of forgetting what I was going to do.More into felting now but my latest love is eco dyeing and this does need recording as different mordants make such a difference to the outcome as do the age and type of leaves. It all started in Oz when I found some Silver dollar eucalyptus which I had read about ,so using an old percale sheet of my daughters soaked in vinegar I wrapped the leaves plus sheet around a stick and boiled it up for hours with euc.bark and leaves it smelt heavenly.