21.9.11

Colours of Dry

colours of dry

I've been dyeing with autumn's tannins. From the top they were hawthorn berries, alder cones and acorns (both on two different silks). The lightest fabrics were steam-printed with eucalyptus leaves. They all give beautiful greys and blacks when modified with iron.

Some of them are becoming pieces in the fruition series.

13 comments:

zahrada mojí duše said...

althought these are not my favourite colours I love them in your submission :-).

red2white said...

Gorgeous browns.

Mona said...

Lovely colours! I've been dyeing a lot with alder cones, since we have a few trees, and I particularly like the rich grays and brown-grays to be achieved with iron modifier.

Haven't tried hawthorn berries yet, but seeing your sample here - and the fact that there are berries all over right now - makes me realise I have to try them out. Thanks for sharing.

jo said...

Eva did you add anything to your dyebath with the hawthorn berries to give you that beautiful pink? I love the way your pleated round looks like a little mushroom!

nicole said...

So delicate and beautiful. I can't wait to see what they become!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

My goodness how lovely. I used acorns for the first time this year. I really don't know why I hadn't tried them sooner since they're more than plentiful. Love your results.

Margie Oomen said...

i love your results

Katie said...

wonderful. I hope to do natural dyes soon. Looks so lovely.

pencilfox said...

all colours are lovely: they are nature. given to us and the rest of the natural world.

Claire said...

So apt for the time of year. Beautiful.

Filamental said...

This is so inspiring. I am picking up black walnuts to use this week from my yard. I think I will do a journal of this process. I love to see how you do yours.

Eva said...

Thanks for liking the browns and tans!

Jo - the pinkish colour from hawthorn berries is on unmordanted silk organza which I washed but didn't scour (so it's still crisp with probably some remaining sericin). That always takes up colour a little darker and differently. I dyed with hawthorn a couple of years ago and the result wasn't pink at all. Here's the older photo.

Velma said...

i particularly love your note page!