Our lovely friend has an Angophora Costata subsp Costata (Sydney Red Gum) in her backyard. When the bark is newly shed, these trees have a stunning rust-orange coloured trunk. There were many to be seen and admired in and around Sydney when we were there in December. The other day she came around with… a bag of fallen bark for me! Here is my sample card and swatch before:
And, after. You could call it cinnamon, I suppose–the alum mordanted, superwash sample is really quite brown. Or on the other hand, you could just call it tan, again.