an artists' view

an artists' view

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Cotton dyed with Nettle

Above is the bundle I soaked in a nettle dye-pot. Instead of binding it, I decided to use these mini bulldog clips. I like the pattern they leave behind. Below, the photo shows the ghost of the clips, left remaining on the fabric, after it's unrolled.
I have to say, it's not as green as I had hoped for. Maybe I'll overdye it again? The flecks on the fabric are nettle seeds. I was a bit late in the season, so there were lots of seeds floating in the dye-pot. They'll wash/brush off.  

I have my artwork, 'WoodBook' exhibited at the Arthouse, till 20th September.

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