this past weekend, we went exploring a place we didn't know before. It turned out to be quite an amazing piece of nature, made of red clay (presence of iron oxide) & that really made us think of North American canyons or something like that. (I'm pretty sure there are such places all around the world !) Anyway. Hubby & I noticed the presence of an evergreen that was in one of the dyeing books we own. So we picked a couple of handfuls of leaves & drupes(they are not endangered species here), and decided to use them for dyeing. Rhamnus alaternus is know in English under the name of "Italian buckthorn", and in French under the name of "nerprun alaterne". I read that other types of buckthorns were traditionally used for dyeing, but not this one. I love experimenting, don't you ?
I shall dye again with it tomorrow afternoon. I'm trying to make the most of each season. :) Thanks for reading !