an artists' view

an artists' view

Monday, 18 February 2013

dye-pot; eucalyptus

I collected some eucalyptus leaves from my friend's tree, and have made up this dyepot with them. Two bundles of a cotton/linen fabric mix have been folded, and dropped in.
The smaller one, was dropped in as it is; the larger bundle has been pre-mordanted with soya-milk.
I'm going to leave both bundles in for quite a long time I think. Try to get a dense colour.

Once dry, I'm going to experiment with the collography plate I've been working on. See what it prints up like. It's drying in the studio at the moment; the varnish is stinky! 


  1. ah, another dye! I'm going to get started soon as well

  2. The scent of the eucalyptus as it boiled up in the kitchen, was lovely, Saskia. I can thoroughly recommend it as a 'house scent'!


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