Friday, March 4, 2011

in my own back yard

Tibouchina urvilleana
fresh leaves lying face down on merino and lyrca mix

once the leaves are peeled off

overview of the whole piece showing the depth and variation of colours

detail of print on merino lycra mix in the almost spent woad dye bath
 Amazing what you can find in your own back yard.


  1. nice.
    at Dairy Flat we found we could print with the purple petals too...but when we tried them as ice-flowers the colour gradually vanished. possibly due to chlorine in the water...
    but loving those leafprints

  2. the purples were glorious on Jo's feltwork. I've had some petal colour success with sea-soaked cotton too. Tnx India