silk shirt

this was my first attempt using the hot bundle method of plant dyeing – i was impatient and unwrapped it after only 3 hours. i intend to redo it with some added extras this weekend.

i am currently waiating for my second a 2m silk scarf to develop. it has been there for almost a week now.

Dye assistants – nails, punches, cast iron fry pan, eucalyptus and tea

Close up of silk shirt – reclaimed

Pteris fern print on silk shirt

Mens Habutai Silk Shirt – still crumpled is set to be bathed again and another layer of dye to be taken on.

I used qld eucalyptus leaves bark and nuts, pteris fern, onion skins, nails and other oxidized iron, discard African tulip flowers

And tea for the bath.

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~ by fauve on December 3, 2009.

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