This post is about two things. First: the wonders of iron in a pot (thank you Jane Flower!). Second: rose leaves (thank you Louise Wells for the latest batch!)
I am building up a store of silk with eco-prints for a project. I am still using recycled silk where I can get it. Below is the (very short) sleeve of a much worn pyjama jacket. The impact of the iron in the onion dye bath is seen in the strong lines of the casuarina leaves and the dark green of the rose leaves.
Even a small collar is grist to the dyeing mill. It has taken the green of the rose leaves very well.
What intrigues me is the way the iron outlines the stalks without changing the green of the rose leaf prints! The images include yet another sleeve!
Finally here is one of those prints that is (to me) just poetry. No specially clear prints; just pattern and texture. Like a painting.