Another Direction

I have been experimenting with my jar dyed fabrics. I wanted to do something loosely based on the flaky scots pine bark that I have been playing with from the Common.

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These are a couple of samples. In the interests of testing whether the dyes are at all colourfast and to distress the pieces, i threw them in the washing machine. Apart from a slight colour shift the dyes held well including the elderberry.

I then went onto working on a much larger scale

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I am not sure this will make it into the exhibition since it is radically different to all the other work I have completed


On Silk

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IMG_0815 I have forgotten what wonderful marks and colours can be achieved on silk. On the left are the very last rose leaves from my Easter flowers and on the right the humble red and brown onion.