Last year I tried the bottle brush (Callistemon Viminalis 串錢柳）on silk, it gives purple. I was wondering how it looks on boiled wool. The day before I done a piece but not quiet nice and I've to remake with brighter euc leaves.
This is how it looks after I put a few orange euc. The background purple is the bottle brush shade only.
I made three groups on a boiled wool with the leaves picked on the day I strolled along the river.
Already April, it's still spring here in Hong Kong. Sprouts with vivid colours.
Me, busy as the egret, looking for something...... walked and walked......
Spring - carpet of flowers, refreshed my sights.
Finally found the bottle brush. I picked a few home.
Before and after pictures comparison.
The top picture, three groups of leaves, all are with casaurina, the left one with bottle brush, others without but with a marigold. After an hour boiling, the outcome was not very good, I then put the euc to bring out some color.
The "before and after" of the one with bottle brush. The final added euc got a bit orange color.
So I found that bottle brush is no good on wool but only on silk.
Quite rich patterns with Casaurina and euc. Casaurina on boiled wool is my fav so far.