The first post will be dedicated to the maple leaf. I had so much fun gathering them last autumn.
Tea is full of tannins and this helps to prepare the cotton to absorb dye from plants.
The tea already gave plenty of colour and this turned out a bit brown/beige.
I then simmered the t shirt in a madder dye bath changing the colour to a lovely pink. I rolled maple leaves and other plant bits in the fabric and steamed it.
I am impressed with the colour and the print I got from dark red maple leaves.