I found my photos and now Blogger seems to be behaving!A few weeks ago now someone gave me some dead daffodils and some dead hyacinths. I was sure that I could get some colour from them so I wrapped them in some pre-mordanted cotton.
Each stem was wrapped round the cloth.
Finally it all was tied up with string.
It had only been in the pan a few minutes when colour started to come through.
I have also been using red cabbage. Don't you just love the colours and textures when you cut it in half.
I again wrapped some pre-mordanted cotton round a stick found on the beach last Summer and popped it into a pan. I left the cabbage chunks in the water rather than sieving them out to see if it gave me any extra texture.
You can just about see the bundle in the middle of this picture.
At the end, a beautiful blue package to unwrap.
This didn't give me as much texture as I had hoped for. I am now stitching into this cloth. No photos of it yet though.