I said yesterday at the end of the Dodd Wood post that I would show you the silk scarves that I dyed using leaves picked up on my woodland walk. Well here they are.
I have to say I feel quite pleased with the results.
I used plants as well as leaves, some didn’t show up at all, like the pine branches, but they gave a lovely smell in the kitchen. Some were quite pale so I over printed with some geranium leaves where there were gaps. The backgrounds were a bit of an experiment using food based dyes that I know are used for dying human hair and wool fleece, they worked really well.
This one is a soft aqua with beautiful bronze, green, golden brown leaf prints, it has some splashes of pink too , to look like berry juice 🙂
This one is a stunning colour, I would keep it if I suited coral pink but it’s not my colour, it certainly would warm up an outfit on a dull day.
You can just see some faint fern prints here
Some beautiful leaf prints
I don’t know where the orange came from, and I love the look of the layered leaves.
I wish it was a bit lighter as the photos don’t do these scarves justice, they have that lovely sheen that only comes from silk.
I probably won’t be printing now until after Christmas, but I have scarves on order, and I must try some eucalyptus soon 🙂