Steeped Bundle Dyed Silk
|It was difficult to get a photo of the entire length of the cloth! This is the first length. |
There are two different patterns in the silks.
Many years ago I purchased these kimono silks from Ah! Kimono. I miss the monthly mailing I used to get! Now I am not sure where to look for vintage kimono silk!
There are two different lengths of vintage kimono silks in the photos. There were originally white, patterned silks. Since I have I have become enamored with India Flint's stuff and steep dyeing methods and these two pieces were "canned" with white vinegar, a pinch of rust, and summer time red maple leaves. They were left to cool and "cure" for two weeks. I am quite happy with the depth of color that I was able to achieve.
I spent today trimming a variety of leaves and doing some "canning".
I am on the hunt for eucalyptus now!
|You can find some decent leaf shapes if you look. There is one on this section mid-image top .|