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Monday, August 17, 2015
Ecoprint with cotton: not just black
But there are some other possibilites as well. A few leaves are printing color on the surface during this boiling process. Especially when alum is used as a pre-mordant.
A specific type of garden geranium is printing green:
American indigo is printing a soft green (and such a lovely shape)
Blackberry sometimes turns out yellowgreen (like birch leafs too)
Eucalyptus is printing an orange red:
And recently I discovered Aquilegia is printing orange/red
So, what are your finds?
NB. This post from Threadborne is an excellent overview of colours obtainable by eco print: