Monday, May 07, 2012

new leaf


A long weekend and finally a break in the wet weather.


Collected leaves from the allotment, steamed with silk and wool. 

 
A snapshot of the season in cloth. 

17 comments:

  1. Is it just the leave steamed against the fabric? no dye? Wonderful!

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    1. No dye! The fabric had been prepared with iron, which made the colours so strong and dark.

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  2. So beautiful and delicate.

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  3. oh wow...what amazing clothxxx

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    1. Thanks Lynda. I enjoyed making it. x

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  4. Hi! I nominated your blog for a Versatile Blogger Award. (At http://ilikestring.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/nominated/ if you want to check it out.) It's sort of a blogging meme to, well, recognize folks whose work you appreciate. Anyway, there's no requirement/expectation/pressure to participate and continue the meme, just wanted to let you know your blog was one of my 15 picks. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you for thinking of this blog!

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  5. I love the faded vintage feel of these fabrics. Really evocative.

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  6. I am just in awe at the way you get the leaves to dye like that. I end up with beige dots. I am looking forward to more experimentation this summer. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

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  7. Hi Jeannie. Thanks for the comment. I'd recommend reading Eco Colour by India Flint for more info about how to get strong prints. Enjoy your weekend too.

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  8. Hi, Claire. Truly beautiful fabric with the leaves. Subtle, yet distinctive.
    best, nadia

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  9. Hi Claire, really impressive outcome, particular love the dark leaves prints. May I know if you wrapped around iron or soaked in water with iron to get the beautiful outcome? Love following you - inspiring artist.

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    1. Hi Terrie. Thanks very much for the comment. The fabric (wool crepe) was soaked in iron water. I find that rose leaves respond really well to this technique.

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