However, there were a few spots that picked up this really cool black, and after I looked closely, I discovered it wasn't from any bit of plant, but rather from the safety pins that I had secured the fabric with! So, I thought....let's try something.
and back into the dye pot we go, set outside in the sun, metal already rusting, so let's see what happens.
This morning I have stitched for awhile, another of the small antique motif experiments. These pieces are so relaxing to stitch. They just unfold, my needle wandering as I work. I have no real idea where I will end up, and that is quite freeing. I'm trying to break out of this structured space I somehow got stuck in, and these small bits are helping in that.