an artists' view

an artists' view

Monday, 5 September 2011

Fabric Dye-ing, and Herb Robert

Herb Robert turns from green to red in the leaves. I've read that this can produce a red dye, so have picked some, and steeped some fabric in the liquid.
Unfortunately this plant has a disgusting smell (!) so the house has reeked, whilst I've been working with it. I'm soaking a linen/cotton blend fabric, so it will be interesting to see the difference between this and the thicker cotton fabric I've been using so far.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...