Monday, October 19, 2015


Now that my students are going thru the Eco-Dye Unit,
the temptation is too strong not to join in the fun.

So I wanted to over-dye this dingy antique pillow case
 that didn't come out too well last year.

Using coriopsis flowers,
 some purple-green leaves from a bush at the cabin, 
and there is something else in there that I can't identify.
Perhaps pieces of strawberry.
A couple of folds later...
and it's bundled for its steam bath.

The unveiling is always my favorite part.
What's interesting to me is how different the color looks above under classroom lights, 
versus below,
at my studio outside on the sidewalk.

Some close-ups.

I believe these two next shots were after the first bath 
while still wet from washing machine.
Looks a heck of a lot better then it did before, 
that's for sure!

1 comment:

  1. The colors are awesome, but I especially like the upper right corner shot of the string resist effect