There are always lots of projects beconning to me. One that hasn’t had any up close and personal time lately is natural dyeing. I told myself I need to use the dyed fabric from last year so I would walk by the dye studio and wistfully whisper …next year. But then the flowers and leaves are ending their cycle for the year and I caved in to the magic of nature. It had to be now or way too much later.
I don’t chase a perfect leaf imprint like many natural/eco print artists do. If they happen amid the marbling of color created during the process, that’s a bonus.
2 thoughts on “Time Out for Natural Dyeing”
Beautiful! What mordants? What process? Been doing it for a couple of weeks but it’s all overwhelming!
Just enjoy it Janis. I have a water softener and your water will change everything! The shawl is a do-over so no additional mordant after the initial alum and iron. The marigolds added nice drops of color. The silk scarves don’t have a mordant and the black locust pods were a surprise of color. Prints would have been nice, but i am always drawn to the natural marbling.
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