Sunday, June 12, 2011

alchemilla mollis


Looking through a copy of 'Nature as designer: a botanical art study.' by Bertel Bager. Striking black and white photographs of plant forms and seed heads. This page jumped out as I have a very healthy alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle) spreading all over my front garden. 


The leaves produced this rather delicate yellow in the dye bath. I also fished out the silk from my viola solar dye and got an vibrant pea green colour. Picture on flickr.

3 comments:

  1. I took a look at the Flicker page and that green is wonderful. Everything is wonderful to see.
    I enjoy your blog.

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  2. Thank you very much!

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  3. It's obvious what I'll say, but how delicate are these colours and how different they are from artificial dyeing!

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