Once again, five guild members gathered in the kitchen and shared experiences of dyeing with plants, whilst the pans gently for about an hour. Extending the range of colours by using the modifiers was new to some.
We didn't expect a lot of colour from the fig or beech as the cold soak hadn't yielded any, but in the end we got a good range of soft and subtle shades.
I have got darker yellows from the ivy in the past, but it maybe that I used it at a different time of year. That is one of the fascinations about dyeing with plants - we could try the same plants in the summer and see whether we get different colours.
From L - R: Beech, Fig, Ivy