Friday, 13 April 2012

more dyes

started yesterday: fabric (cotton-mix?) wrapped around copper pipe, soaked in black bean dye plus cooking water from green beans; the smaller bit was soaked for appr. 16 hours and then dryed and ironed, see below on the left; the larger piece has gone into a tin can for a deeper dye.


from left to right: placed in jars today, blue silk from wedding dress in black bean dye;
blue-and-white cotton check from old childrens bedlinen in nettle dye (leaves crushed in boiling water plus a piece of copper pipe)
blue cotton/linen in black bean plus tea leaves dye.

two scraps of blue silk wrapped and tied with hennep string round rusty bolt, poured over with boiling water in tin can, today.

none of the pieces of fabric have been prepared


No comments: