More rhubarb

Just a quick post to show how pre-soaking casuarina leaved in iron water affected their colour on the fine wool.

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I used the same materials and the same folds, simmering for the same period.  This piece with the spiky shook leaves pre-soaked in iron definitely has more noticeable markings but it also has dulled the brightness of the yellow I got from the rhubarb in the first piece repeated below.

 

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Lightweight wool, casuarina leaves, rosemary bunches and rhubarb, simmered in rhubarb and water , in the presence off some small amounts of cochineal.

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1 Response to More rhubarb

  1. liz arnold says:

    I like both but I do prefer the higher definition of the iron soaked needles.

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