Well, actually, there are
Purple Hyacinth Bean leaves & Rose leaves
in the photo above.
You can see the lovely lichen-covered limb
that my silk is about to be rolled around.
I hope this is a delightful packet
when it is unfurled on
I decided to try the bark from our Crepe Myrtle Trees
as my dye bath today:
After steeping for about an hour,
it turned into a lovely dark brown liquor.
Here are my silk bundles,
all set to dive into the lovely bath:
.....and here they are
in the bath:
I forgot to take a follow-up picture when they emerged -
but the silk is a very dark mahogany brown.
You can see some Japanese Maple leaves
in the bundle to the left.
My question is: how will these leaves print
from month to month?
As you probably know,
the Japanese maples turn a brilliant red in Autumn -
about mid November here.
I want to catalogue their dye color month by month,
from now until
the last leaf falls.
Are you with me????