Eucalyptus dyeing

In not-so-recent dye baths, I included a wool scarf for a friend.

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I love the way it turned out.  I hope she will too.  I bundled up E Scoparia leaves and some windfalls from a tree I think might be E Nicholii.  It branches (what I mean is it that it has been brutally pruned) very high so these windfalls gave me leaves to try that I otherwise could never reach.

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Love the string resist marks…

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Then I returned to the E Cladocalyx bark I harvested weeks back which has been steeping.

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Calico mordanted in soy and lots of clamping was the choice of the day.

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The wet fabric next day (I know, patience is the dyer’s friend, but my friend was out for the day).

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I do especially love the buds!

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The overall effect… suggesting my fold-and-clamp technique may require more practice!

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5 responses to “Eucalyptus dyeing

  1. It’s turned out beautifully – I love the buds. I would be very happy with those results.

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  2. looks good to me, even if they’re the darling buds of September (which, given the hemisphere the original was written in, kinda fits)

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  3. How lovely, the scarf is beautiful 🙂 I am currently sitting in an art room up a mountain, surrounded by clouds, wearing a jumper that holds the memory of buds just like those.. and still smells of eucalyptus! What fun I had in Adelaide 🙂

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