My little campfire was lit in the morning and a generous amount of 'leafage' crammed into the pot. It was then topped up with regular tap water and left to bubble away..
The second pot that was going that day was a eucalyptus leaf dye experiment which didn't turn out how I expected but still provided an interesting shade of grey/brown. A story for another day..
It felt very 'witchy' having two big pots cooking away over an open fire all morning.
Several hours later, still not sure if the nectarine/peach leaves would do anything, I decided to throw caution to the wind and add the pre-soaked yarn (which had been mordanted with alum) to the steaming pot.
Below, the results:
|4ply commercial baby merino on the left and handspun alpaca/wool on the right|
I still have no idea exactly what kind of fruit tree we have growing, but knowing that it produces this shade of dye, right here in our own backyard, is cause for much excitement!