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
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.