Leaves on wool

I have been planning some bundles for quite some time.  And, quite frankly, wanting to wear these woolies and not prepared to do that until they are dyed, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.  Finally, the time came!  Naturally, it came after the sun went down, and hence the quality of this picture.


The leaves were collected on a rainy day’s outing when we happened to be passing some trees I know of.  My companions were prepared to stop and humour me.  They stayed in the car and I studiously ignored passersby while harvesting.  This one is E Calycogona Calycogona. Front:






E Kingsmillii Alatissima: Front


Back:  IMAG1773

And a particularly lovely detail:


I think it would have been better if these bundles spent longer in the pot and my sense of design was better… but I am nevertheless happy.  Just between you & me, I like heading out into the world with secret leaves twining up (or down) my body.  Secret, since these are layers which I don’t usually wear on the outside.  It’s a quiet comfort, especially given the extra warmth of the wool.


Filed under Dye Plants, Eucalypts, Leaf prints

12 responses to “Leaves on wool

  1. Wow! Those are gorgeous!


  2. That would be the most gorgeous line of underpinnings!


  3. They’re beautiful!
    Let nature be the designer!! 🙂


  4. Beautiful depth of colour … fabulous as outerwear …


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  7. Zunaira

    Can u plese tell me what was the mordant you used i used these leaves to but my leaves color was not like yours its lovely color please let me know how this color came.

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    • Hello Zunaira, I did not use a mordant. Eucalyptus leaves will create a fast colour on wool without a mordant. It may be that the leaves you used were different? When I get really different results from what I believe to be the same species, it usually turns out that I have mis- identified the tree.


  8. Sônia Oliveira

    O que utilizou para o transporte da cor das folhas para o tecido?


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