Wednesday, July 20, 2011

out of the dye-pot: lupine & clematis

A dye bundle unrolling is like a movie curtain opening. Remember when movie theaters had curtains?






This silk shantung bundle of lupine and clematis with vinegar mordant did not disappoint. This morning when I opened the sealed plastic bag it was in, I could've sworn there was a dead fish in there. But no, just a little mold and some slime. And some pretty wonderful cloth!

6 comments:

deanna7trees said...

oh a wonderful result. i think i need to go outside and pick some flowers and make a bundle. you got me motivated.

lynda Howells said...

Did you jst put it i nto plastic bag or did you boil/steam it first and then put in bag for while? It is beautifungxxlyndalx. Just off to open another bundle and see what magic has happened...so exciti

Mia (Somliga dagar) said...

:-))) I've met that fish!

Martine said...

A dye bundle unrolling is like christmas to me so i make myself a christmas each day.
Like your dead fish.......
XXXm

woman with wings said...

Mia, too funny!!

woman with wings said...

Martine, oh I like that -- Christmas everyday!