Slowing down – slow fabrics

Last Wednesday I prepared some silk scarves for rust dyeing. Today I prepared my first silk scarves for dyeing using the cold bundling method. Both processes require time as a component. It is going to be a long process – probably up to 4 weeks. During this time I will be keeping an eye on them – I know the rust will work (having used the process before), but I am unsure what the results of the cold bundling will be. I have used blackberry nightshade berries, spiky oak leaves and gum leaves for the cold process bundles. Already the berries have produced a nice purple…but I think this will change with time. I have looked at the bundles several times…it can be hard to slow down!
I hope to make up an indigo vat as well in the next week – I am undecided whether to do a long term vat or a short term. I can’t wait to do some more indigo dyeing, it is truly a magical process!


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