So I'm starting two new pieces. In the picture above, I have cotton muslin that I saturated with vinegar. On top I laid rusted steel washers. If you look up 'eco-dying' you'll find all sorts of examples of this. When it's all dry, I'll toss the washers back into their bucket and I'll heat set the resulting dye. After that I'll give it a good rinse in alkalune water.(water with a good amount of baking soda dissolved in it) then I'll start embroidering it.
this is a star map showing what you'd see if you were standing in Melbourne and facing East, at night. This will be worked into a garment by the marvelous Ann Lee.
There'll be more progress pics.