My next obsession is eco dyeing/printing -- this is only a small area of a three-yard piece of silk chiffon dyed using onion skins, rusty bits, rose petals and simmered in a euco bath. A wonderful member of the eco dye list on FB sent me a variety of euco leaves from California - the type that leave orange prints - I'm itching to try this but alas work comes first (at least my paycheck does!) to make all this playing possible! The lovely lines are from the string used to bundle the piece. After simmering, I left it outside in the elements for about two weeks and it was a joy to behold when opening it. I get the biggest kick out of treating silk in this fashion, as we used to think it was such a delicate fabric to be handled with such care!