Spring has sprung. Days are not that cold but still cool in the morning. I made a nuno felt shawl with leaves prints. Again eucalyptus leaves are my favourite. Front look above.Back look of the shawl with bold color and light green.
Look of the whole piece.
Steps of making :
1. Laid the merino wool over the chiffon base.
2. Wet it and done the rolling and fulling.
3. Put on the euc leaves.
4. Folded and laid the plastic wrap over it.
5. Bundled it and boiled for 30-min and stayed in a thermo pot overnight. Next morning I brought it to boil and kept in the thermo pot for a few more hours.
6. Unbundled and finished.
Comparison of before and after.
I used two sorts of eucalyptus leaves. I don't know what sort of these euc leaves I used. The bright brown/red ones bought from a florist and the narrow ones were windfalls.
See the fresh leaves gave bold and bright color.
Indeed I used again the ones of the same leaves on this shawl. The reused leaves gave green prints. They're out of my expection and I've no idea why. Eco prints are that strange and interesting!
I intended to lay wool on the upper part and fringes on the ends of the shawl as I know prints are bolder on wool side. So I put more the fresh leaves on the upper part, lower part only of chiffon I put the reused leaves.
So the effect is this - brighter on the upper. Just love the golden yellow outcome. I'm very impatient. Thought if I kept it for some more days the look of color will be different. I need to be more patient !
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