Looks like a dirty old rag.
If you walked by it on the street, you wouldn't stop to pick it up...
if you saw it laying on a park bench,
you probably wouldn't want to sit next to it....
even if you knew there were red rose petals stuffed inside
or that it was a delicately edged vintage napkin hiding under all that *grime*.
Strange things can happen during a two-day eucalyptus and iron soak...
Heavy linen seems to love being pre-mordanted with ash water.
Oh, what a learning curve all this trial & error has been....is....
every cloth becomes another building block towards understanding. There are moments
when it all feels uphill and quite arduous,
very labor intensive.
Thank goodness for important reminders.
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