Sheet bundles

There has been some more bundle cooking for my friend.  She handed over these massive bundles–they are bedsheets. We’d walked over to visit with a bale of straw for our friends’ hens… and walked back with the bundles and cartons of fabric.  I spent time helping a friend clear out her Mum’s sewing room recently and since then have been finding new homes for sewing machines, yarn, fabric and a wide array of other items.  Some of my fellow guildies were delighted to take possession of tapestry bobbins…

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Here are the parcels going into the pot, packed with dried leaves.  My friends have an E Scoparia at the end of their street, and that’s what was inside the bundle… leaves and some bark, too!

 

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Some time later…

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And being unbundled!

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One had remarkably little in the way of distinct leaf prints.  I am amazed that there was enough dye in those leaves to colour so much fabric.  Unrolling…

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Flapping about over the lawn, wet from the dye pot…

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The second one had some prints in closest to the centre of the bundle. 

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Glorious!  A third immense bundle has gone home with my biggest pot, for some time on a gas burner.  I love that big pot but it just doesn’t work with my electric burners.  This is going to be one fabulous set of sheets!

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13 responses to “Sheet bundles

  1. Anne Harris

    Love your blog! Did you use a mordant on the sheets? Regards, Anne

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  2. And the lovely thing is that even after laundering, the eucalyptus scent lingers…

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    • I love that part, too. I have reports of a hand spun and hand knit jumper that still gives off a lovely scent years after its travels through the dyepot and my fingers!

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  3. Love the idea. Boring sheets turned spectacular.

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  5. Susan

    Oh MY!! I love these……..I need some Eucalyptus leaves!!!
    Wrong part of the world 😦

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  6. that’s fantastic! I never knew eucalyptus would create such vibrant colors!

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