Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the mighty oak...

and it's acorns gives wonderful color on cloth. I used the bottom of a white cotton shirt, folded in thirds and secured over a jar lid with a wide rubber band. The cotton was soaked in soy milk for a couple of days, then secured to the jar lid and boiled in oak leaves, acorns and left over liquid from avocado skins for about one hour.  I left it in the liquid over night. It has been washed and just lost some of its color.

all supplies from the backyard and the kitchen

turned out better than I expected since it's cotton. I think the soy milk helped.

11 comments:

Deb G said...

They are great! I love all these dye experiments.

Jacky said...

You are a busy one. I love your oak dyeing and am very keen to find an oak tree and get dyeing.

Your work for your online class with Karen is wonderful. Love your colours and fabrics.

Wonderful results.

Jacky xox

landofdreaming said...

Excellent - this turned out really well!
Jill

woman with wings said...

You've got a long cloth all ready to stitch! The three circles turned out great -- the top one is outlined, how did that happen? I've been watching for acorns but the squirrels seemed to have needed to eat them this year! Think I'll try something with the leaves instead.

jude said...

rings! yes the soymilk is great.

Els said...

This dyework is great Deanna!
And your "Ruane-buttons" look good!

Yvonne said...

A nice brown you got and the three rings in a row with one 'lit up' make me think of nature's stop light!

handstories said...

oh these are grand!

Susan Hemann said...

A friend of mine found this huge old oak tree at a cemetery. So we went back to collect the acorns because I have wanted to try dyeing with them. Thank you for sharing.

karen said...

great results Deanna....

kimmie said...

Lots of ideas here and on your other blog. Your stitching is beautiful and he natural dyes too. Your fabric wrapped trees are marvelous .... I enjoy wintering things under my maple tree to see how they weather. I hadn't thought of wrapping anything aoud it.

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