Yesterday while the walnut dye was boiling I collected the dead centers of the Black-eyed Susans from my garden. (I left the purple-cone flowers since the gold finch have been feasting on these) Today I boiled them along with some dried magnolia pods. Warmed up black-eyed susans smell absolutely wonderful, sort of like a strong sweet chamomile tea.
I left the flower heads, loose seeds and magnolia pods in the dye when pouring it over the cloth to be dyed. Like I mentioned before. I like the look of the added texture. Some of the cloth I pole wrapped, one I twisted copper around as a mordant, some I tied in knots, and one I lay pods and flower heads on and rolled these up inside the cloth and then placed in jars. I will let these sit in the sun a couple of weeks.