Pics and Dyeing

I'll try to post some more pics as I know a few folks are having severe withdrawls. The pic with the rainbow was taken over Memorial Day Weekend somwhere in Illinois.

I acquired a to-dye-for burnt orange on silk cocoons today using Quebracho Yellow and some other dye, I'll have to look at my list but it may have been Wattle. So now I have quills in the dye vat to see if the dye will penetrate the quills, so far it doesn't look like it will do anything but I could be wrong.

I have to wait for the Osage Orange bath to cool down enough to put in the quills. I'm learning that too high a heat will split the quills right down the middle.