Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dye Bundle Revealed...

Kaite suggested I not wait more than 24 hours for this type of bundle and she always gives me good advice and I really couldn't wait much longer anyway---just so anxious to see what happened. The flowers don't show up at all and none of the blue color of the plumbago transferred. There are some definite leaf transfers and I'm quite pleased for my first try. Most of the pictures below will show duplicates--one is the original and one with the contrast on so you can better see the leaf shapes.

untied bundle










I even see a beast in this one...

6 comments:

Marti said...

Wow, what lovely leaf transfers. Excellent job Deanna. Looks like a page right out of India Flint's Eco Colour book. When I used the magnifying button on the blog, it looked like I could see bits of blue from the plumbago. I would wear clothing made from this cloth as green is my favorite color and ironically, it is the hardest color for me to obtain from my natural dyeing experiments.

But this afternoon, I got some green by accident. I was working in the garden and cleaned out some of my summer plantings that I had in clay pots. Noticed some moss growing on the rim of one of the pots so quickly got a small piece of cloth that had been originally dyed a light pinkish color from madder, wet it and wrapped it around the moss bits. When it dried, speckles of green appeared on the cloth but nothing as wonderful as your plumbago leaves.

deanna7trees said...

thanks Marti, but they actually look greener in the picture than in person. definitely no blue...

Notjustnat said...

It turned out very well Deanna! I love the green transfer from the leaves. I hope you are happy with the results? I think the process makes and exciting. I will be steaming this weekend. You and Kaite are getting me motivated, but lack of time this last week. I have collected some flowers from the ground on the way home from work yesterday and I'm ready. Thanks for your motivation - Hugs Nat

kaite said...

beautiful leaf transfers deanna, you sure you're not just copying a page out of india's book? ;)
i was a trifle concerned about the plumbago flowers tho, they are so pale. gorgeous green. now don't rinse it out before fully drying and preferably heat setting with ironing. then you can rinse it gently in cold water. great result, kaite

Jacky said...

I love how those leaves have transferred... well done. Beautiful cloth with so much potential for Beasts.

Jacky xox

karen said...

the leaf transfers are fantastic, so clear and very, very effective.

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