One thing I always hear when I talk to uninitiated people about natural dyeing is: yeah, but the colours are always so bland and dull and they all look warm and autumny.
True, most colours I get from plants that grow outside my door or the ones I get directly from my kitchen, are warm and in an autumn range. But then there are the others.
Still not sure, what I'm going to do with them. They are way too colourful for my taste to put them in a quilt (as I originally planned to do), so I think more in the direction of wall art. Frame them and find a nice place in the house for them.
The nice thing about these sample pieces from my classes is that I am pushed beyond my usual comfort zone boundaries. But still ... nah, not exactly "me".
More "me" is a pair of trousers I refurbished. Wonderful trousers out of a great and durable but white denim. Work pants all over - just in white. And since white is nice because when in doubt you can just boil it, it still isn't quite the right colour for someone like me. So, after 2 years of wear and tear (or better wear and dirt) I decided to give them a colour that didn't show so much. And to add some interest, they got some ornaments a shade darker.
The shade is a touch too inconspicuous to make it visible on a picture of the whole leg or tousers. But it still adds a bit of interest to it. And since I won't stop washing my jeans because of it, I'm sure the ornament will be more visible over time. It's printed on with iron acetate and dyed with onion skin.