I know that eucalyptus varieties give many different colors…. and that the growing conditions, and time of year, and age change the colors of the same tree.
But I was still surprised to see the bright green color I got last night!
I had trimmed back my new baby silver dollar euc after I planted it, in hopes of making it more bushy. I took the trimmings and dyed with them last night. I expected little orange spots of color…… no! They were a wonderful bright green!
I also used some trimmings from “Monika”….. nice prints!
I dipped the smoke tree leaves, and the maple leaves, in a solution of egg and iron. For no particular reason. The eucalyptus leaves were left alone.
Two long strips of raw silk were dyed with eucalyptus and smoke tree…… they were wrapped around a copper pipe. Wrapped around another copper pipe were two more silk strips with eucalyptus and maple bundled inside.
A third pipe, this time an iron one, had a simple strip of raw silk bundled around eucalyptus leaves.
I also wove a scarf out of my left over shawl yarns!