Friday, 20 November 2015

Eco-Dyeing: First Attempt

Really interested in the work of India Flint and eco-dyeing at the moment. I made a first attempt at the process using Habutai silk and some leaves from my garden. The effect is very pale/subtle - I did not use a mordant and the leaves were losing their original colour due to onset of late autumn.

I'll try some more samples either using evergreens or wait until spring/summer. I really like this technique and have kept my sample for a background for some machine embroidery, perhaps?

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