Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What to do with this prints 又一植物印染的效果

 Again I tried the eco prints on silk fabric. 
I bought from florist the fresh eucalyptus cinerea leaves and got the free rose leaves.
1. Fresh eucalyptus cinerea leaves bought
2. Laid on the silk fabric with eucalyptus leaves, rose leaves and a few windfall of other unknown breed of eucalyptus (the bottom narrow ones), covered with another piece so to make two pieces in one-go
3. Bundled and steamed in rice cooker for 45-min and stayed overnight
4. Unbundled after 2 days   
 
 Comparison of before and after
 Eucalyptus leaves prints are bold and bright red while rose leaves are green.

 Dried buds/cups prints of the eucalyptus
 Two pieces made in one go. Both are bold and sharp.  This is experiment on silk fabric. What to do with them?
 For the balcony door curtain?
 Mogi loves the curtains dancing in the breeze.
 Or use it as a scarf?
Is this style good? It's hot in Hong Kong. Well, a silk scarf is fine when we're in the air-con. office.
Linking with Threadingmyway - Scarves
Linking with Creative Princess

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. they are both beautiful, look lovely on, I love mogli, such expression in those beautiful eyes!

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  3. Lovely work,Terriea!So many possibilities with this kind of fabric now.I like the way you laid the whole branch,beautiful composition! Did you pre-soak the leaves in vinegar solution or egg washed them, they have such bold and tidy prints?

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    1. Thanks Tatiana. I soaked the silk fabric in diluted vinegar water for 2 hours. The sort of euc leaves give bright and bold prints. A magic for the green leaves giv red prints!

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    2. Thank you very much,Terriea! Magic it is!

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  4. it looks great as a scarf! maybe you can wear it as a scarf and reuse it later when other idea comes.

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  5. Wow!! Gorgeous!!! It looks beautiful as a scarf...both styles are lovely although I wear all my scarves like the first photo because of my body shape. Stunning!!

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  6. Looks absolutely gorgeous as a scarf, Terrie!!!!!!

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  7. That is gorgeous fabric...you are so talented! I love your new header. I am sure Mogi is happy with it too!

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  8. I love it as a scarf. It's just beautiful. I love your new header with Mogi.

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  9. It is a beautiful scarf, but looks just as lovely as curtains blowing in the breeze. I love the orange color you created.

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  10. Love Love Love....for the curtain...for my home please please please!

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  11. I love these two pieces!
    I like them together, as curtains...... opposing each other, like a brightly colored, beautiful, ink blot!

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  12. OHHHHHH, I love this! And like the new photo of Mogi, darling sweet cat!!!!
    ((Hugs)) Susanne :)

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  13. Beautiful prints, Terrie. I love the photograph of the leaf peeled back rvealing the color underneath--stunning. I like the curtain idea as well as the scard. Either way you can't go wrong.

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    1. Thank you Peggy. You're quiet. Last seen your "Two girls on a swing" - pretty poem. Thinking of you.

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  14. Hi Terrie,

    Beautiful! I love it as a scarf.

    Dee

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  15. Both really good variants! Does anyone know why eucalyptus prints red while rose leaves print green?

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    1. Rachel, it's amazing prints from green to red but I don't know why. Not all eucalyptus turn to bright, some on brown. This is a typical sort. I'll dig more info.

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  16. Absolutely stunning Terrie! They make beautiful curtains, I love the vivid colours and look so pretty blowing in the breeze. That said it makes a lovely scarf too.. xx

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  17. Hi Terry, I've featured your scarf today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/06/threading-your-way-features.html

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  18. Your prints are gorgeous! Great job!
    I think they would be great either way.

    Liefs, Audrey
    hetkabinet.blogspot.com

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  19. Amazing! It makes beautiful one-of-a-kind scarf!

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