This is what the jars looked like after sitting all night.
I guess I could have waited another day to unwrap it, but the weather was not cooperating and was supposed to be rainy for a few days. Plus I couldn't wait!
The string does act as a resist - when you wrap the items as dry cloth/wool. I think I might wrap with thicker string and more of it next time.
The darker spots are black walnut chunks, the orange comes from the direct contact of the fresh coreopsis flowers - as well as the yellow from goldenrod.
I plan on sewing the long edges 1/3 together on both sides (a space unsown in the middle of the "tube") to make shawl/bolero type cover.