Hi :) It's been quite a while, uh ? Life's been so busy, and still is (little one with swine flu & throat infection, his big brother coming down with something too, hubby very busy but still healthy)
Very inspired by Eva's & Cathy's solar dyeings, I decided to give it a go myself, and I thought about using the yellow leaves of ginkgo bilobas, while there were still. So I went to the botanical garden last Friday afternoon, and the same evening, started my very first jar of solar dye. I used three things to dye : one loose piece of unmordanted silk, another piece of unmordanted silk (but different) rolled with leaves and then tied with silk yarn, and a more narrow piece of white, unmordanted linen, rolled with leaves & tied with silk yarn too.
I don't know exactly how long I shall leave it on the radiator (no room here with full sun & warmth), but a good couple of weeks, I suppose. If you're familiar with solar dyeing, your advice would be greatly appreciated. :)
I will share the results, of course, as soon as I think they will be ready.