This is the lot about to be opened..so exciting! See them later in the post.
Some feathers and 2 walnut shells found on the same walk with Alfie in Rutland.
The next few images are from the results of the Eco bundles you saw drying earlier in this post. They have all been dyed using Eucalyptus leaves on wool.
The next few images are of old pieces of French cotton. Not sure what caused the tiny piece of purple colour in this piece. Don't you just love accidents, or Nature's chemisty at work?
a small winged insect of antlike appearance. The female lays its egg in plant tissue, which swells to form a gall when the larva hatches. They make a gorgeous brown colour as you can see from the image.