Is it just the leave steamed against the fabric? no dye? Wonderful!
No dye! The fabric had been prepared with iron, which made the colours so strong and dark.
So beautiful and delicate.
Thank you Sandra.
oh wow...what amazing clothxxx
Thanks Lynda. I enjoyed making it. x
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I love the faded vintage feel of these fabrics. Really evocative.
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.
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.
Hi, Claire. Truly beautiful fabric with the leaves. Subtle, yet distinctive.best, nadia
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.
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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