This is India Flint wearing her amazing coat of many dyes.
India uses plants and flowers, leaves and other vegetable matter to dye her felted wool, silk and cotton pre- loved fabrics. No mordant is needed other than the metal pot or little bits of copper that she finds and recycles.
A piece of felted wool dyed using eucalyptus leaves.
India is showing us how to prepare a piece for the dyepot. The leaves were collected from the ground around our workplace. This fabric was rolled up very tightly and put into a dye bath ( water boiling in a pot with leaves .) Obviously different leaves yield different colours.
My felted "landskin", comprising of stitched prefelted wool, oddments of silk and remnants of cotton and knitted bits of lace.