These are Eucalyptus Cinerea leaves on silk velvet. The velvet came from Beautiful Silks. Just four small squares in a couple of scrap packs I bought along with whatever I was ordering at the time. From my point of view this was lucky dip by post, and more fun than most lucky dips I remember as a child. I would never have expected to enjoy velvet so much! Here are both squares fresh from unbundling.
Perhaps I’ll have to make a cushion cover… as proposed in the comments. Finally, a little close-up. E Cinerea famously has heart-shaped leaves, but this tree had been pruned (mostly by me) and the new growth has come out in quite different shapes, which suits me just fine. For some reason, I love the leaves that have provided food to caterpillars at least as much as the intact leaves, if not more.
Meanwhile, I still have at least 80g of indigo dyed sock yarn (enough for a pair of socks), so after all the cheering on from readers recently, I have tried the least difficult solution to crocking I found (start with simple!) and soaked it overnight in a vinegar solution. No bleeding into the rinse water… and I’ve left the yarn out to dry. Fingers crossed!