Natural Dyes – The Deeper Explorations… Post-Mordants & Ph Samples

This is only half of the second level tests... the original samples, and my additional local colours choices (Sumac Flowers, & Goldenrod) have been soaked, dried, and cut into smaller strips... These are all now re-ordered and ready for their respective modifier baths: Iron water, Alkaline bath, and Acid bath. As you see them here, … Continue reading Natural Dyes – The Deeper Explorations… Post-Mordants & Ph Samples

More Natural Dye Tests… Subtle to stunning

First a reminder about the materials used (see previous posting on October 12)... We have cotton, silk habitat, raw silk, and wool. They have been soaked in mordants (Alum, Soy milk, Sumac) or nothing. I used a cold-bath technique of soaking the materials overnight (after wetting them in warm water). I'm not sure if the … Continue reading More Natural Dye Tests… Subtle to stunning

Echo Printing – Natural Dyeing Explorations – I see the possibilities here…

I'm finally finding my own way of getting through the workload of my FBRS260 class. I just have to do one thing at a time and do what I understand clearly first. The echo printing exercise seemed simple enough. Take a piece of silk habotai, scour (clean) it, lay some flowers and other organic materials … Continue reading Echo Printing – Natural Dyeing Explorations – I see the possibilities here…