Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mahonia Update

Here are some shots of the cloth that I attempted to dye with the Mahonia berries a few days ago.  You knew I would have posted faster if the results were anywhere near exciting.  I am consoled with the notion of dye painting this piece to look like it did when I first unwrapped it all dotted with the crushed berries. Now, That was interesting.

Maybe this coming Sunday if the sun takes part.

Although it's not the best day for taking pictures in the studio, I put together another three sets for Random Acts of Dyeness. 


Dale Anne Potter said...

Did you presoak the fabric in something?
It looked so promising on the video.
Kimberly Baxter Packwood does amazing natural dyeing, maybe she has tips on her Prairie Fibers site.

Deb Lacativa said...

no...it was done on a whim and nary a brain in my head.

Anonymous said...

Oh, your stitching here is wonderful!!!

Deb Lacativa said...

that is most definitely NOT my stitching but that of an unknown artist probably long dead and surely underpaid...this was a vintage tablecloth that I bought from Ebay.