After a couple of weeks’ break the cauldrons are simmering again! In the pots: vintage slips, a linen dress and fabric (all vintage or upcycled). I layered each item with leaves gathered from our block plus rusty cans, nails etc.
Above: looking through the open door from my seat at the kitchen table towards my old brass pot on the stove and the vintage electric copper outside.
The electric copper still held some iron-rich water from the last dyeing session, so I just threw in the plant materials left over from layering in the dye bundles and some more water.
Inside my brass pot, you can just see the native cherry through the lid!
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