Today was the prefect day for rust dyeing, clear sky, 81 degrees F, no mosquitoes, just enough wind to keep the warm air moving so you feel comfortable, rain in the forecast. Needless to say I set out quite a few pieces of cloth. I tore up an old linen table cloth into 12" wide strips to make scarves for winter coats. I was getting a very different color on the linen than I usually get. It might be time for me to make fresh sumac juice instead of using the fermented stuff. I wonder how many other natural dyers are getting colors like that?
I didn't take a picture today because I can't believe that will be the final color. I plan to post a picture of the linen scarves when the dyeing is done.