I’ve been thinking about doing some natural dyeing for a while because I wanted to make some nice grounds for my printing. Have a stack of nice coloured fabric rather than plain white. After talking to a friend about it, I did a bit of scouting around on the internet, I had a go.
I made my dye solution using sloes (I thought they were blackberries when I took them out of the freezer, but hey ho!) I have no mordant so as advised in my research , I gave the fabric a salt water soak. Then put it into the dye solution. simmered for about 15mins and then turned off the heat
I also dipped some papers as well. I love the resulting colour, so pale and soft.I’m definitely going to try it again 🙂