Birch bark dye results, Rabbits revealed

My birch bark dye experiment didn't result in pink. I got a rather pale, warm, gold-ish parchment color. (Birchment?) I like it. I'm sure there are so many variables with plant dyeing, not the least of which is my inexperience dyeing with raw plants. The age of the tree (old in this case), soil, mordants, dirt, temperature of the water, time, etc. The silk organza at the top of the photo took on the most color. The linen on the right took on the least. These will ultimately be over-dyed.

 top-silk organza, right-old linen damask, left-silk broadcloth

top-silk organza, right-old linen damask, left-silk broadcloth

I washed the paste out of my rabbit design yesterday . Here's a peek.

 rabbits, moon, greens © Kit Eastman

rabbits, moon, greens © Kit Eastman