Did you have something inside of your top?
Yes, I put some scrap fabric inside the top just to mask the front and back from each other because it was a very thin cotton and I didn’t want the prints to bleed through. I do this sometimes when working with thin fabric.
Do you always put your leaves on a “dry” cloth or do you wet it first?
I mostly put my leaves on a dry cloth, because I am usually working with an iron mordant and don’t want to touch the wet cloth with my hands or to wear gloves. And then with soy, I have already dried the fabric and left it to cure. So I just use it as it is. Some people wet their fabric before eco-printing, because they steam their bundles and need to make sure that the bundles are completely wet. But when boiling bundles, you don’t have to worry about that. I have been using some wet dye blankets and iron blankets lately and wondering if fabric is easily to roll when wet, but I’m not certain either way.
Hello Louise, I can’t wath Living colour videos? Please help me
Sorry about that Nathalie. I have emailed you some ideas and solutions.
Can I prepare a silk fabric with soy binder after mordanting with alum potassium?
You can, but some of the alum may come off during the long soak in the soy milk. So it would be better to prepare it with the soy milk binder first, then alum.
Which is the difference between using fresh leaves soaked in iron and using soaked leaves soaked in iron?
I haven’t actually tested the difference. Give it a try!
hi, are you dipping your leaves straight into your iron mordant with the metal pieces in it? or is this diluted iron mordant with water? Thanks!
You can do either – if your mordant is strong, dilute it with some vinegar in a separate container. It’s better to use vinegar than water because the iron will precipitate in water. But if your mordant is weak, you can use it straight from the jar.
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