From the workshop in Israel, I learnt from Irit Dulman the prints of pine - Casuarina. Yesterday I went to the area near my studio to source the pine. To my surprise there're a few. I picked a little and tried on a silk fabric. Here's the one just done.
I'm not sure if this is the sort of Casuarina. No harm to do experiment with it.
I laid a few different plants - euc, rose leaves, camomile and other unknown. I put on half the fabric and folded.
After 1.5 hours boiling. Camomile is bright, pine is not so but still clear .
Before and after for comparison
Just love the yellow prints, golden yellow.
The two-fold come out funny
Try your imagination........
Simple prints tested. Another scarf for the light summer breeze.
Thought the iron mordant for the pine is not enough.
Another silk fabric I printed with pine is darker. So that's the difference of mordant. Will show more after the fabric turned into a wearable.