Experiments in Eco dying

12. Jan, 2020

This is another of the forest tulip prints on cotton with a weak iron blanket. The left hand leaf is vein down side and the right hand one is with the upper leaf against the fabric. This is a good example of the difference which way up you put the leaves can make. Bundling and steaming as usual

11. Jan, 2020

A simple outline of the leaves in running stitch and tiny brown seed beads down some of the midribs is all that it took to finish this sample. It turned out to be one of my favourite blocks in the quilt

11. Jan, 2020

These are gum leaves on mordanted cotton and a weak iron blanket. The leaves were quite dried out and I was originally hoping for a brighter orange shade but they are very lovely in the ghost print. Bundling and steaming as standard

10. Jan, 2020

This little sample was simply outline stitched in running stitch and then tiny gold seed beads were stitched down the vein lines of the sample. The photo has been taken so that the random horizontal quilting shows as vertical

10. Jan, 2020

This was forest tulip leaves vein side down on off white silk with a weak iron blanket. The silk was mordanted with alum before steaming. Bundling ann steaming in standard way