Along with the wonderful memories, I also dragged home a bag of black walnuts from my trip a few weeks ago. I've had them fermenting in a big dye jar on the porch since I got back and yesterday seemed a good time to see how the dye liquor had progressed.
That gorgeous brown in the middle is the first dye bath with plain, undyed wool. I love it! Totally love it. The mocha color on the far right was the next bath, and the many hues to the left are other naturally-dyed pieces that I over-dyed with the walnut. It makes me eager to work with them, these earthy, natural tones.
And work, I shall. I hope to be able to share a naturally-dyed piece that I've been working on, soon.
What sorts of oddities do you drag home in your suitcase when you travel?