Friday, May 28, 2010

May Harvest

time passes so quickly beauty
brevity

9 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

What beautiful, gentle colors you and your flowers produced. Lovely!

La Dolce Vita said...

and beauty, brevity.. captured!! bella!!

arlee said...

wow, i am truly amazed at the colour results! were they prepared first or mordanted? i shall have to go pluck all the tulips from the soon to be demolished house next door!

Sweetpea said...

When I reached the last photo, my jaw dropped...!

Simply divine cloths.

ale balanzario said...

oh this post is so beautiful, you did it once again, great beauty in every of your photos, love the jars filled with flowers, and the fabrics... lovely.

Judy Martin said...

The fabrics were pre-mordanted with alum from the grocery store - simmering for one hour with alum and cream of tartar and then left to steep over night. You need to weigh the cloth and add as much alum as needed - I used Jenny Dean's instructions for the amounts.

The colour was was released with solar dyeing using a jar full of petals, water, a little rice vinegar and about half a teaspoon of alum crystals, plus about three days of sun.

I too was surprised by the resulting colour in the cloth - I think that rayon picks up dye very well, and this is sil rayon velvet blend.

Jacky said...

What lovely, subtle colours - quite stunning. Beautiful flowers, are they tulips in that third photo? They are such an amazing flower and the colours you have achieved althought subtle are still quite strong.

Jacky xox

Grace said...

Really beautiful! Thanks for coming to visit me :) I miss you and dad already. xoxo

Eva said...

Lovely results and also your process photos. I didn't expect the pinks and purples could be captured by solar dyeing so well.