Today I am going to start experimenting with some bundle dying. I read an article by India Flint about a dying process she uses which needs no chemicals. I immediately bought a copy of her pocket manual, "The bundle book."
Then bought a set of cheap stainless steel saucepans from Kmart.
Along with some wool and silk fabric and silk yarn to do the wrapping. I got this from Beautiful Silk in Victoria. I put the order in on Saturday and it arrived in the mail on Monday, great service and beautiful fabrics. (They ship all over the world.) I love the little silk bag my fabrics came in.
Firstly I am going to take a short walk out the front of the house to gather a supply of leaves. That is one thing I have plenty of. (My grand daughter says she loves my forest. ) I don't have to pick the leaves there are plenty that just fall from the trees. I have a side burner on the new BBQ so I don't even have to mess up the kitchen. I did a lot of dyeing with the students in my textile classes at school but this is something new and not as toxic as working with commercial dyes. I will let you know how it progresses.