Sunday, 19 August 2012

fruits from the garden


2012 is a bad fruit year: late frost meant lots of blossom were frozen and as a result harvest is meagre.


the elderberry dye gave a bright pink, in the photo left top half, however washing in water and soap turned the colour blue-grey; a nice colour, but the vivid pink was rather spectacular; I've rinsed the top half with water and wonder if the colour will remain;  I redipped the fabric on the right into the dye, rinsed in water, the colours mixed, again will have to wait and see how the dye develops once dry; perhaps if I use them in pieces that won't be washed it'll be okay.

4 comments:

deemallon said...

the plums and the dye speak to each other and the final cloth takes on the look of leaded glass with the sun coming through - delicious!

saskia said...

delicious indeed!

deemallon said...

go to Mo'a's blog to see her Window for this Wednesday to see a piece of glass that drives home the comparison!! (8/22)
http://www.moaromigboyles.com/mrb/2012/08/wi-1.html#comments

saskia said...

thanks Dee I went there and see exactly what you mean!