an artists' view

an artists' view

Monday, 9 July 2012

Dyed with eucalyptus

At the top of the picture is 2 pieces of linen ; and at the bottom is a piece of silk (second hand!), both dyed using eucalyptus leaves.
The silk was blue to begin with, and it's gone a lovely pale green colour. The linen pieces (both pre-mordanted with soya milk) came out a pale pink. It's strange to get two completely different colours from the same dye-bath. Not sure how that's happened.
I might have to over dye the linen again, to try and darken it. The patterns of the dye-ing stand out much better against a deeper/darker colour.

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