I've used two plants that I had already tried last year, phillyrea angustifolia & rhamnus alaternus. The first one gave approximately the same results, the other not.
This is what phillyrea angustifolia gave :
This is what rhamnus alaternus gave :
For the comparison, this is what it gave last spring with iron :
And what it gave last summer :
Quite different, right ?! That's the joy of natural dyeing !! :)
And the last dyeing I'll show today is avocadoe skins. Nothing original, I know, most dyers have already used them, but I hadn't & still wonder why ... since it gave such a lovely lovely hue !! (silly me !) I've done it again since that day, and still have avocadoe skins to use for a next dyeing.
Here is a group photo with the other dyeings I had done in the summer. I think they look nice together, like all naturally dyed fabrics/fibers usually do ... they are harmonious, no matter the colors.
cottons (above and below)
If you are still wondering if I'll ever start using all of my dyed materials .... the answer is YES ! I have started, this summer, when I was at Margie's. And what I had been brewin' ... well, I'm starting the see the light at the end of the tunnel (so to speak of course), and ideas are taking shape, some are being processed, and I hope I'll have enough material to fill the shop (and to show you) later this month. Beyond the experiments themselves, it'd be pointless to stock all these dyed fibers & not using them. So it will come, lovely people, it will come ... in time, I promise. Until then, I'll keep on working on my ideas.