These are the results of various bundles that have been lying around drying out slowly. These are a mixture of plant samples from rose leaves on the right of the collage to eucalyptus cinarea on the right. The purple is from red cabbage - some of the bundles came into contact with another which just contained red cabbage and absorbed some of the dye. I'm loving the central print which is a mix of very semi successful eucalypt (black prints) with a blue to purple cabbage patch! Looking at it in the frame of pictures it looks almost like the ghost of an abstract landscape.
The circular prints are in fact from shibori style wrapping around pecan nuts (unshelled) and simmered in plain water. The fabric is old cotton sheeting. When wet these looked pale and insipid. Only once left to dry in the bundle did the colour concentrate and develop. They have not been rinsed.
The purple-ish prints at the top of the collage are not cabbage, but rose petals wrapped in cotton around a glass and steamed (in fact all prints above are steamed). The little brown stamp you can see is from a printed image on the glass itself!
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Blue Eyed Girl
Editor's note: Also hugely inspired by Soewn Earth - do check out her latest on tea bags and eucalypts.