In her book Eco Colour, India Flint argues for collecting only fallen plant material for dyeing and using local plants as a record of “place”.
On my walk today in the local wetland and riverside park I picked up a handful of fallen plant material from the ground. Crispy and brown.
I soaked three pieces of silk in my iron water (undiluted white vinegar and lumps of scrap iron with a lovely three week old “crust”). I then laid the various found materials from today’s walk on each and bound them tightly around wooden rods with bandages and string.