Finally today a friend from my Guild has been able to tell me the name of some of my favourite dye Eucalypts. Here is one example: Eucalyptus Scoparia (Wallangarra White Gum).
I love these trees, and they are fabulous dye plants. I feel lucky to have several in my neighbourhood! If you’ve been following this blog you’ve met three of the four I have foundnearby: (October 4; September 5; August 22 2012). Here’s a bag I made with E Scoparia leaf prints on cotton, using a sea water and soy mordant and cast iron:
And this is a corespun yarn. I carded merino dyed with E Scoparia bark with dyed mohair locks and dyed silk and corespun it over a crossbred wool core.
Thanks to E Scoparia, and thanks to Helen for organising an identification for me!