25. May, 2019

Working on More Defined Oak Leaf Prints

I am still trying to get clear oak leaf prints. This one is better but still not quite where I want to get. I soaked the oak leaves in tannin before placing them on mordanted cotton and used a cotton iron blanket. I previously got lovely prints on paper but not on the receiver fabric so I might repeat this using paper towel as the blanket to see if I can get a clearer outline and veining. Leaves were placed underside to the fabric and this is quite useable in my sample quilt but still I want to push the boundaries