Experiments with disperse dyes

I’ve been doing some experiments with disperse dyes after seeing a video from Linda Kemshall.  I have previously used clingfilm on wet painted paper to get wonderful crinkly patterns, but Linda wanted to take this on to fabric by using the same technique with disperse dyes, pushing it further by using eucalyptus leaves laid on top of the wet paper before covering with cling film.

The following are my own results, using Evolon as my synthetic fabric to print on to.

Eucalyptus dance



The central piece is the print, surrounded by panels of leaf printed cotton fabric.

The following are cards I made from further prints:



I backed each print with some lightweight interfacing before stitching with metallic thread and then stitched the panel on to the card.


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