I have been dyeing silk (commercially spun and my own handspun (for the tapestry cuff kits). Having been away from this activity for quite some time, I had to get my feet wet all over again. I made all the mistakes you make when you have forgotten an art form. But I went through them pretty fast and by day three I almost had almost recaptured all the knowledge that had seeped out of me over the years while the dye pots got a little rusty. I knew I had arrived when finally I was able to do what I do best: look out the window, see colors and somehow get those colors in the dye pot and on the yarn. Autumn has just begun to arrive here. Embedded in the green trees there are splashes of orange/yellow/dull red. Below are the colors I dyed based on those leaves.