Cocoon

to envelop or surround in a protective or comforting way

creating a bundle for the dye bath is like spinning a cocoon around the inner plants and silk to create a protective surrounding so that the plants can release their color onto the cloth.

when you open the bundle ever so carefully you often will find perfect little prints of the a leaf you bundled inside.  the chemistry of living plants is magical and ever changing throughout the seasons.

time to open another little cocoon.

time to open another little cocoon.