We bought some persimmons awhile back that came in this interesting clamshell. I just couldn’t put it in the recycle bin. I had to try dyeing with it.
Here are the three pieces I dyed in this clamshell.
After soaking the fabric in soda ash solution, I scrunched it in the container.
Using fiber reactive dyes I mixed with water (5 grams of dye to one cup of water) in three colors, I squirted them onto the fabric.
I let it batch for about five hours, washed it out, and here is the finished piece.
This one I just used blue and yellow. They blended together to create green.
This last piece is yellow, orange, and red.
I’m not sure I couldn’t get near the same results by just scrunching the fabric, but it was a fun experiment.
It is interesting using found objects to dye and print with. I hope you’ll come back for my next post where I’ll be printing with several other items that I saved from the recycle bin.
I’m linking today to Nina’s Off The Wall Friday.