We then learnt how to tightly wrap the silk pieces, with leaves, into bundles or around wooden poles and bind with string.
The bundles were then ‘cooked’ in a large saucepan. They looked very different when they came out of the pot but once unravelled were truly amazing. We even had a go at this process wrapping the silk around tin cans!
We experimented with a variety of leaves and flowers, finding out which ones worked the best, then used different mordants to change the dye colour and intensity.
We all finished the day with a lot of samples and the desire to go home and raid our gardens so we could carry on dyeing.
A truly inspirational day from a very talented tutor. Thank you Caroline.