I have naturally dyed a number of large felt pieces but never tried dying jewellery until this week , it has also been my first experience of dyeing with eucalyptus as I was recently given some leaves. I have made lots of jewellery , mostly brooches , and I intend to dye them in matches in different colours. This time it was the turn of eucalyptus.
Here is all the jewellery being made.
A choose three to dye on this occasion , adding some cotton and silk machine stitching before dyeing.
The iron really changes the colours. The silk has become a lot more coppery , and the linen and cotton fabrics darker but strangely the cotton thread has hardly changed at all.