The red amaranth solar dyeing seems to have been successful after more than a month outside in the sun. Yes, that's right -- more than a month. It's a pretty big deal for me to hold out that long.
Within minutes of being exposed to air, the cloth began to darken -- I assume it was a reaction from the rusty iron bolt in the center of the bundle. In those same few moments, one of the pups scooped it up and had it halfway unrolled, it smelled so wonderful, you know.
I see a lot of potential for this little cloth. As a tree trunk or for a stone effect. The speckled areas might be nice for feathers or a beast. Or nine-patched. What will it be? Come to think of it, what will I be?
Happy weekending. xo