As I reflect back on my childhood, I recall loving to pick furry red sumac berry stems and exotic leaves that turned fiery red in Fall. My Alberta plant sadly was not nearly as flamboyant. But I fell in love again when I discovered its amazing uses as a textile dye.
Techniques: Sumac leaves wrapped in (raw) silk noil on copper pipe and simmered in water. Short fibre merino wool, wool prefelt, wrapped florist wire for wet felted leaf. Sashiko machine stitched. Polyester thread.