Oooh look what happens

when you take some once-dyed pieces of cotton, tin cans, eucalyptus leaves, vinegar and a dye pot which contains liquid obtained from steeping yet more eucalyptus for days on end:

drying in the sun:

there are some fabulous markings on this piece, one of my favourties:

next piece:

and this:

finally, into the blue:

I am more than happy with how these have turned out – I can see lots of ‘pictures’ in them already.ย  Needless to say, there are more bits wrapped and soaking in the dyepot – I doubt they will be the last.


About Jill An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the โ€˜innerโ€™ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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7 Responses to Oooh look what happens

  1. Linda D. says:

    Ooh can see why you’re so pleased and excited with these. Fantastic pieces!!! Enjoy playing with them ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. deanna7trees says:

    you got great results. i have been doing this type of dying for a while and just can’t stop. it’s quite addicting.

  3. Shakti says:

    WOW!!! I can see why it could become addictive, lol: you will always want to know how the NEXT piece will look like!!! :-O

  4. Elizabeth says:

    These are wonderful! What a cool technique and beautiful results. Do you have plans for them, yet?

  5. Can I have the recipe please? They are beautiful.

  6. fab dying results – really inspiring ๐Ÿ˜€

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