The Colorado summer has kept me from the computer for awhile! But I have been busy natural dyeing silk fabric. My idea of summer fun is to try out natural dye plants from my area. Or to try discovering new ones! This summer’s great adventure was experimenting with eco-printing, in the style of India Flint. I am far from an expert in it yet, but I learn something with every try.
If you’re interested in learning more about this technique, click on the picture below. India Flint was the pioneer of this technique, and her book is still one of the best out there.
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2 thoughts on “Summer Dyeing”
Eco printed paper, using iron dipped leaves…… I am interested in this, can you tell me what “iron dipped” is?
I make a solution of iron with old nails in vinegar. The nails will rust and eventually disappear, leaving an iron solution to dip or paint onto natural dyes. Any dye with tannic acid present will turn black.
Dipping the leaves into the iron water tends to create a shadow-like black outline around the leaf, no matter what color the leaf itself leaves on the paper or cloth.