Dyeing with an E: Botanical Print Samples

Hello everyone!

It’s Hannah writing to you today. A few weeks back, I spent the day with mom making botanical print samples. Having seen all the botanical printed items coming out of the shop I had oh, maybe, 348,597,150 questions about how it worked. Being the scientifically inclined person I am, I decided to set up my pieces as I would experiments. I wanted to know what would happen with different types of plants, metal pipes, and fabric (linen, silk, wool blends, etc) as well as different mordants. For those of you who have experimented with this, you know how complicated it is to keep track of all your variables. It was a beautiful day, icy and cold to the bone, but Mom and I had a wonderful time. I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out!

Botanical Print Samples

 

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical print pieces ready to go with redwood leaves.

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical Print Samples

Botanical Print Samples

 

 

Comments

  1. The ice in the eucalyptus bucket still gets me!! 🙂

  2. Leslie Gelber says:

    Wow, wow, and more wow Hannah. Your experiments turned out beautiful. You are a natural (no pun intended) at this organic dying. With your mom’s expertise guidance, well, you both are simply amazing. The photos are incredible too.
    hugs,
    Leslie

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.