I began with this… a much worn and washed and somewhat faded and darned merino singlet. There was also a silky merino infinity scarf, but the ‘before’ picture was not too exciting.
And there were these… four bundles friends had wrapped up and prepared for the dye pot. So much creativity…
Needless to say, heat and eucalyptus worked their magic.
By next day, I had these bundles to pass on to my friends at the local farmers’ market (where one was unwrapped on the spot)!
My two were unwrapped on my happy return from Back Country, which seemed entirely appropriate to me.
Here they are, wet and glorious, freshly unbundled.
The silky merino was more red/yellow and orange–and the overdye full of greys and blacks and reds.
Finding daylight and sunshine to photograph in has been challenging, but… I am wearing the scarf today at work and feel very snug and cheery about it.
And the singlet looks even darker and richer than this photo, and the darning has receded into the background quite suitably!