eucalyptus leaves with bark - nice markings from where I folded it
Morning glory, wrapped with bark....I was hoping for more of a green. I added alum to the pot for this one, so this might account for the more tan outcome, or the alum really brought out the tans from the bark....not sure though.
Other eucalyptus bundle....darker in real life, richer. I added some crushed eucalyptus dried flower heads to this bundle.
I mentioned in my last post about the tiny scrap dyed with tibouchina flowers. here are the flowers before I bundled them....a beautiful rich purple. These gave me some good colour. The piece the scrap was from I'd added onion skins, but left them out this time. I bundled these into a jar with water and vinegar, pushed more flowers around them, and steamed the jars for about an hour, then left for a few days before unwrapping them.
Darker spots are from loose petals I'd added......on silk
And an update on little bird........who I'm pleased to say is not an orphan. I was lucky enough to be in the garden with my camera and catch this parent coming to feed him. The other parent was in the tree above, keeping watch maybe. So relieved.
This is a little blurred, but I managed to catch him up on his tippy toes, furiously pumping his wings. He looks like he has some of his tail feathers missing, perhaps from one of the birds that was attacking him earlier. I'm hoping they'll grow back.
Juno enjoying the late afternoon sunshine
Enjoy your weekend, I'm off to make a quilt.