Hi Louise, still is not clear to me how you can obtain clear leaves print on dark dye….I’ve tried several times and the result was just everything dark! Than you!
Hi Chiara, there are a few different ways. For this top I used a soy milk binder, and leaves that don’t give colour on soy milk so they create a relief print. The dye bath attached to the soy all over the fabric, except where the leaves were masking it.
In the previous lesson, I got clear leaf prints with a dark background by using dyestuff of contrasting colours – leaves that print orange, and a brown dyebath.
So to get clear prints on a dark background, you can either create resist prints from leaves that won’t give colour, or you can use leaves with a contrasting colour to the background. I hope that helps.
Yes, it is clear…thank you. I tried with bamboo leaves which structure is very waterproof but i noticed that they did’n stitch at all to fabric and probably it is why the dye bath passed through.
Finding leaves that print reddish colors it is really difficult…
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