3. Jan, 2020

Block 5

Printing with oak leaves are my nemesis. Technically they should be high in tannin so should print well but I struggle to come up with more than these ghost prints. I nearly discarded them but then decided their shape and ethereal quality was worth including. These are printed on scoured and mordanted cotton but the leaf was dipped in ferrous sulphate and placed vein side down on the fabric before bundling and steaming in the traditional manner