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9 thoughts on “Choosing and gathering leaves

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    Lynda Walker says:

    Hi… I have a question… since I live in the Pacific Northwest, it is the just start of summer. I know the Tannin increases as leaves change in the fall but how will this affect my dyeing of summer leaves with less tannin? Will I be able to get good results at this time of the year?
    Thanks… Lynda

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      Louise Upshall says:

      Hi Lynda, the low tannin levels can be an issue for eco-printing in early spring, but I find that by summer deciduous leaves tend to print well. You may just need to soak them for less time. When we do our tests in week 2, you’ll be able to see which ones are printing well at this time of year.

  2. jeanninealice says:

    Hi there, I was wondering about the storage of the leaves. What do you use? And how big a bucket or container does it have to be for a few leaves? Thank you, Alice

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