I decided to use the scraps from my milky merino to make a singlet for a small friend. One inspiration was the discovery of another E Cinerea nearby on a suburban street. It is beautiful.
It is covered in new growth, whose leaves are larger and teardop shaped rather than the rounder heart shape that is usual for mature leaves.
I have to say milky merino is a glorious fabric to use for eco-printing. It takes colour in a most spectacular fashion. I bundled up one night and unbundled a day or so later.
I love the way the fabric took on a golden creamy colour where it did not absorb a direct print.
I created a pattern from an existing garment and set about cutting and sewing it from the fabric.
The finished garment is sooo cute, and so tiny I need to find a different recipient for it. I should have recognised the difference in stretch between the garment I measured up and the milky merino…!