2. Oct, 2018

Iron Blanket and Persimmon extract on cotton

I bit much iron in the iron blanket. I knew it was going to be too dark when I first put the leaves on the cloth as I had dipped the fern leaves in ferrous sulphate solution and they made dark marks on the cloth as soon as I put them down. for all that it is still quite a nice piece and could be enhanced with stitching/beadwork. the two step mordant process on cotton makes such a difference.