17. May, 2019

Using Commercial printed Cotton

I am a textile artist so I don't always follow purist theory with my eco dying. When I was using procion dydes I was fascinated with hat happened when I used white on white printed fabric with the dyes so I decided to see what happened with eco dying. the commercial cotton must be scoured and mordanted as ordinary cotton but then the process is the same. Make a bundle - here a variety of different coloured liquidamber leaves which are everywhere at this time of year. They amaze me how the difference in the leaf colour gets imparted tot the fabric. I like how the little flowers are peeping through behind and amidst the dyes so I have purchased some fat quarters of random printed (rather than floral) fabric and have that scouring to try some more of this