I was walking down the street and noticed the new concrete was all stained from the gum tree above. Remembering India Flint had said this was a likely sign that this was a good leaf for colour I picked up some leaves, went home and soaked them. Once soaked I boiled them up with some silk and got the most amazing black/charcoal dye.
Next I put the same leaves, the ones I had just put through the dye bath, in some paj silk and wraped the bundle.
I steamed said bundle for a few hours and then agonizingly waited till the next morning. I unwrapped like it was a christmas present and voila!
Then I got all excited and started to wonder what other colours I could find around my place. I got these wonderful oranges from the lichens growing on the tree out the front.