First Solar Fabrics
First fabrics that came out of those solar dye jars. The purplish pieces were all loosely rolled together with some red onion skins between them and soaked in water. From the left:
- a piece of luxurious dupioni silk (part of a fabric gift from Rowena of Red Ruby Rose), unmordanted
- fine, smooth silk, unmordanted
- silk noil, mordanted with alum
- below them is cotton mordanted with tannin and alum
The pale silk on the right was unmordanted, concertina-folded and soaked in the maple leaves 'tea'.
The silk below was rolled around a bunch of beetroot stalks and leaves and tied with thread.
Here's something else I tried with the onion following a recipe from Eco Colour.
The skins were tightly rolled up in damp unmordanted silk and the bundle was closed in a jar but without any more water added. Parts of the resulting eco print are very clear and I like how varied the colours are from a single dyestuff.
Currently brewing: wood shavings and avocados.