Progression: Reused and unloved cotton scraps wrapped with eucalyptus cinarea (scuse spelling) and other random gum leaves. ..
Published on 2012-02-22 22:05:00
Progression: Reused and unloved cotton scraps wrapped with eucalyptus cinarea (scuse spelling) and other random gum leaves. Mordanted with bougainvillea flower soak which didn't dye well. Old cotton hankie rolled up with slices or red cabbage.. no mordant other than previous laundering. Cotton scrap with whole leaf of red cabbage, mordanted with soy milk. All mordanted with a quick dip into vinegar bath to moisten the fibres. Steamed for 1 hour.Observation: The cotton hankie has taken the dye from the chopped cabbage amazingly well and has turned a deep blue. Note the colour difference with the purple wrapped cotton bundle. Same head of cabbage, different initial mordant. Other bundles which were touching the cotton hankie (the blue bundle) have picked up purple tinges. Waiting to unwrap.. patience is hard!Our Creative Spaces - a wealth of inspiration
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