These days I keen on experimenting pine leaf prints. Haven't yet found Casaurina but only one or two local species work for me, thought the Horsetail Pine (馬尾松) is the best. The one I did on a silk fabric yesterday.
近日喜以 針松印染, 因為可以做到細緻線條. 這次以洋蘇木片一同做印染, 加點紫色, 簡約清新.
Intended to do it delicate, less is fine. I just put a little pine leaves with a little bits of euc silver dollar to make reddish spots.
Leaves layout as this
I wanted some purple thus boiled in the cooker with logwood chips.
Unbundled after an hour
Before and after
"Mogi, do you approve it?"
No more no less, just put in the middle of the fabric a little pines.......
with a little purple and tie marks
This is a 2-yd silk fabric of 52" w.
May use as a wrap, a shawl, a scarf......
May be I would sew it to a dress, all depends.
Anyway this is an experiment of pine leaf prints.
I've a few bundles in the pot now, they're with different sorts of leaves and layout. I'm sure they're "exceptional". Will show more next time.