Last weekend I had to let the mordanted skeins drip out like this:
Because the wooden beads should no longer touch the wet wool. Those are the wooden beads I use to mark my skeins, to tell them apart from the skeins from the other dyers at the workshop.
They are wood. Oak.
Which has tannin.
Which is a dye.
Which I know.
Which I also have read in various natural dyeing books and on numerous sites.
Which I even used to my advantage when printing oak leaves on that little flower vase, only a few weeks ago.
But which I completely forgot when I was focused on dyeing with mushrooms.
Now all my skeins have a brown stain. Securely set with heat and all.
I think I’ll need to change to different beads before the workshop, otherwise I’ll dye with oak again.
Also that day, there was a man standing in his undies in my garden. A deer-man:
It was a weird day overall.