|DAD has been away for quite a while|
and is finally back with us this month!
First reactions ~ Maroochy Airport.
|My Man with his 2 happy boys.|
|One of our beautiful flowers.|
|Natural food colouring dyes,|
I thought to add a hint of backing colour.
|Flowers spaced out over felt.|
|Felt rolled with the flowers inside, and tied with a natural string (ie No Colour)|
I placed the roll on a bamboo steamer just above the dye water in the saucepan. Lid on.
|Unrolled, after steaming.|
|The end result.|
The hint of purple colour is the result of the flowers.
The separated reds & yellow are from the food dye.
I had 3 cups, each filled with half vinegar and half hot water.
A different dye was added to each cup and stirred.
Wool felt cut from fulled cream blanket and the 3 dye cups.
|Once I had finished splashing about, I heat set them by a) drying each piece completely in the sun, then b) ironing each piece on a wool setting. Then rinsed in cold water. NO dye leaked at all.|
|Drying in the sun after rinsed in cold water.|