14. Nov, 2020

Eco prints - the difference in seasons

I have continued my month by month journal of eco print samples and how the prints alter month y month according to the tannin within the leaves. These prints are both from the liquidambar in my front garden. The one on the left is from April (our autumn) when the leaves are turning wonderful colours. The one on the right is leaves in November, fresh young leaves. There is a difference in the tannin dip used but I do not believe that has influenced the colour change. Both samples were mordanted with alum and printed by steam with an iron blanket with paper towel