Some New Prints

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Unwrapping more prints. This one done on silk chiffon with oak leaves, philodendron spathes and a little madder extract. Wrapped it around a can that rusted and threw in a few onion skins into the bath.

The next picture shows both ends of the scarf. This is my favorite so far.

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Then I tried for a lighter colored silk habatoi scarf. This one had fresh fern, Turk’s Cap leaves and tradescantia pendula leaves (also known as Wandering Jew). It presents a very delicate image.

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More coming out of the pots in a few days. I will say this is very addictive. It’s so much fun to see how various plants and dye bath combinations turn out.

Interesting Prints

Finally learning to be a little more patient and to be more adventurous. Two of my latest eco prints have yielded some wonderful color.

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From Surface Design

Could it be that the fabric is silk or could it be the use of copper pipe as the wrapping core? No matter; the result is great and I’m going to use that combination again.

I will say the wait to see the results is still a problem but I’m getting better as predicting the possible outcome is a little easier. But each time a bundle is opened it is still a (usually) wonderful surprise.