1. Dec, 2018
I Couldn't Bring Myself to cut it Up
The resulting fabric was so pretty I couldn't bring myself to cut it up. I pondered over it for a few days then took a fine waterproof market and wrote the names of the leaves or flowers alongside the imprints for reference. The photo doesn't really show the full impact of the printing. The whole background became a pastel mauve and white striated base from the iron and pigment from the red flowers. I am finding that purple/blue colours are more likely to come from red flowers than red and some of the leaves, like the cherry tree, which gave golden brown prints in the Autumn show are lemony yellow imprints now in our Spring. This is why I wanted to record the plants, time of year and results. This could go on indefinitely as I am wondering what effect I might get with a tannin blankets as tannin, I understand, is a binder that helps the fabric, alum and pigment bind together. Will there ever be a time for not experimenting with these processes?