Continuing the recent bark theme… and since it is the season of bark shedding for so many local trees, I bring you a Eucalyptus Saligna (Sydney blue gum) bark dyepot. I collected the bark in December and had a very funny conversation with a passerby who had lots of ideas about what I might be doing with that bark. This tree has a rough base but has shed all the bark above it in strips now.
It is a huge tree! It is outside a block of townhouses, where some trees were removed a while back but this one was saved by some local friends.
Enjoy the tree, because as I write I’ve looked into the dye pot where my handspun wool is heating and this is a case of tan again, I believe. Here is the bark after I added rainwater for a few days of soaking.
And here, my friends, is my dyed wool.
And against a background of E Scoparia-dyed merino: