The bundles were rolled
Simmered and left to steep overnight
and unrolled, always an exciting moment.
And the result... not what I was hoping for.
So the Eco dyer's mantra was invoked - if at first you don't succeed, dye, dye again. One of the good things about this process is that you can dye and overdye until you have a colour and pattern that you are happy with.
So I soaked and rehydrated some of my leaves and other gathered materials, hopefully they would release stronger colour and prints onto the scarves. More bundling, simmering and steeping.
This looked more promising, stronger colour, definite marks from the binding string,
And good colour as it was unrolled. This one was much better.