Thursday, June 6, 2013

Prints fine tuned 效果好一點的印染

Have been doing experiments of botanic prints to get more clear and strong outlines.  Even the same iron bath I use, it may differ. I daunted sometimes for the unstable outcome of penetrated marks.  That looks messy.   After trial and error, seems I got the tricks that may be controllable.
These days I tried iron mordant with euc and rose leaves as well two unknown wild leaves (the top left and right narraw ones) on two separate silk fabrics. Only the wild leaves have no strong prints, others are good.
Same leaves and result on this pattern.

Strong dark prints with iron mordant.
Mirror fold of prints, same shape with shades.

Clear prints with less iron penetrated.  Friends asked how to make the background as clear as this.  Excuse for the overwhelming images below.  I'll explain at the end.

"Mum, are you succeed in getting prints", Mogi.
"Not really but at least I can control individual leaf prints, I'd share later if I could get constant outcome.  Mum have to explore more".
I do these prints by steaming or boiling in clear water.  I like to use the used rice cooker. It's safe and energy save.
Today just done another bundle with more sharp and strong prints. A story to follow.
Until next time.


  1. Impressive! So happy for you :)

  2. Those rust colours are particularly gorgeous!

  3. They are absolutely gorgeous. Do you mordant the fabric with iron or the leaves? Thank you so much for being such an inspiration.

    1. Thanks Lizet. I didn't mordant fabric but leaves only.

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    1. Yes I do have scarves in my ETSY I've some others not listed. If you're interested I could show you more,


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