For starters, I made bundles by wrapping the skins in fabric around smashed cans, and boiled them in water with some vinegar:
I let them sit in a bowl for about 3 weeks until they were good and dry. (Usually I am not patient enough to let something sit that long, but I was out of town on vacation.)
Everything was very dry when I started unwrapping my little gifts
I'm very excited to play with my new fabric!