Japanese indigo, Polygonum tinctorium, growing in the Buddha garden.
8 ounces fresh leaves covered with water.
Turned to black.
Turned to yellow. The utensils are holding down the cloth.
Cloth is ready to be lifted out. See the parts exposed to air.
First of three batches.
Silks on the right, cottons on the left.
Another cloudy cloth.
This is 8 ounces of fresh leaves with cottons, silks and a felted wool using the directions in the book A Dyer's Garden by Rita Buchanan.
I love each one -- from the light cloudy blues ~ to the royals ~ to midnight. Day to night. xx