Works in Progress today come from Sue who has been revealing her next batch of naturally dyed fabrics.
Sue bundle dyed cotton fabrics using a range of leaves, flowers and plant matter. This is a bundle of fuchsia flowers wrapped with cotton that had been soaked in milk and water. The tightly wrapped bundle was then submerged in cold black tea for about a week.
Here is Sue unwrapping the bundle, you never quite know what you will find, sometimes you have a very clear transfer print of the dyestuff other times you may get a much more diffuse watercolour effect. Here we seem to have a pleasing mix of the two.
Here is the fabric dried, pressed ready and waiting for some stitch embellishment or to be taken forward as one of Sue’s other projects.