Just been photographing the samples made on Saturday with Melanie Swan at Quay Arts. This was the second in series on dyeing. Today we dyed with marigolds, apple leaves, red roses and camellias. Marigolds were great, a real custardy yellow. When added to modifiers, acid produced a lemony yellow, alkali much the same as the original and then iron turned the cotton to a nice dark green.
Whilst waiting for the dyes to boil we hammered some leaves and flowers to produce some really nice imprints . This website shows how to perfect the idea with printing onto paper, but we hammered onto cotton which will be great for embellishing with stitch.