an artists' view

an artists' view

Saturday, 14 November 2015

leaves dipped in iron water

 The whole piece of silk

The Bundle; steaming
I dipped the leaves (fig leaves, and a plant I can't identify) into iron water for a couple of days, and left them there.
Wrapped them into a bundle of silk cloth; no mordant; an aluminium steamer. It's never cleaned in between dyepots, so has remnants of all sorts of plant dye in it.
I left it for a couple of days, after steaming it. Then unwrapped; and I think it's come out rather well! Am leaving it to settle for a bit; then I will iron it to fix it, which will flatten the fabric.
I'm rather happy with the results.

Friday, 6 November 2015

leaf prints on linen

Did these a while ago; going through my fabric pile/s I rediscovered them.
I remember doing a lot of dyeing on linen, and pre-mordanting with soya milk. As you can see, there are a lot of creases in the fabric! I don't mind that.
I'm currently looking at some leaves dipped in iron water, in a silk bundle and steamed. Not used that technique I await the result with interest.

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