Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Scraps from an old bunch of flowers left at a bus stop.
I've been experimenting with a scrap of silk and a few leaves that came to me via extra decoration in a bunch of flowers. The leaves where slightly purple and I suspected some sort of commercial dye given their sheen.
After 2 Hours of steaming this was the result, the natural pigments intermingling with whatever they were soaked in to create their lustre.
One of the things I love about the ecodye technique is that every piece is unique, each one an unsuspected gift of colour.
I've had this hat for ages, given as a gift from a student. A lovely thought, though I never liked the stripes, I find them hard to look...