Thursday, 21 June 2012

Printing with Natural Dyes: Using a logwood paste

I have been experimenting with the idea of painting or printing my natural dye pigments onto fabrics so have made up a 'paint' solution using logwood extract, gum tragacanth and water. Here are the photos of the logwood paint just after it has been printed:

These images below show the final dyed fabric once the paint has been washed out. They create a subtle yet beautiful effect of the indigo dyed cotton drill but are bolder on the silk fabrics:

indigo cotton drill

cochineal silk

walnut silk

close up of walnut shibori and logwood print on silk

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