Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Old Dried Leaves work really well...

I overdied the silk from last week that I bundled with fresh beet leaves which just stained the fabric but left no leaf impressions.  I used some more of the old dried leaves I had saved from last year---some oak, chinese tallow and a 3 petaled purple leaf that has a pink flower (can't think of the name right now).  I'm pleased with the way it turned out and plan on going out to collect some more leaves today. Looks like the chinese tallow leaves left impressions but the oak leaves just left some good color.



7 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Wow wow, love how the color turned out. I wish we have those kind of trees. Over dyeing it is such a good idea. Nothing is wasted - Hugs Nat

jude said...

yes, i am finding oak really easy to get color from.

Yvonne said...

Nice patterning, here!

kaite said...

looking good, and we do have all those trees here, at least i do in my own backyard. i just have to wait till Autumn now. Yours are a great collection deanna. k.

Penny Berens said...

Wow, those chines tallow leaves really left their mark. I'm collecting oak leaves today and already have some drying in my telephone book!

deb g said...

Those are great! I need to do some leave prints again soon.

Martine said...

so good there are loads of leaves around us.
XXXm

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