Monday, November 18

Dye pot experiments

Tea dyebath in a cast iron vessel. Cotton fabric folded and resisted. Contetns of cast iron vessel put into a stainless steel vessel and the resisted bundles of fabric were brought to a boil in this vessel then
left to marinate for a further two days. Teh the bundles were opened.
There were some interesting changes to the off white cotton fabric. Three of the six bundles I decided to boil again with the tea in the cast iron pot to see if the colour would intensify.
I intend to make a patchwork garment - something simple- maybe a kimono or a kaftan -all hand sewn and embroidered in places.