Thank you everyone, for your comments on the last post...
The second day was just as swell, and equally exhausting (in a great kind of way). I came home and slept for 10 1/2 hours... but, oh, we had such a good time in the vat!
There was lots of love for the transition colors.
And for the blueing of the chickpeas' textures.
It was just great to play in a big sun-lit space for hours. Even when some pieces didn't go as planned, they were still beautiful blues.
A stone with a twisted stick of cloth.
A few samples- clockwise from the moons at left (canning jar lid and ring), rows of running stitches, rubber-bands, clothes pins, more bands, cross-stitching, little bits gathered and knotted, pleated and stitched, beans & corn kernels, and wrapped "antlers" in the center, with old plastic curlers below.
Some silky shades and very soft moons at the right(I was often too impatient to see the results before dipping again for a deeper blue). I see an ocean of seas coming from these...