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New dyeing experiments

I’m taking my natural dyeing experiments up a level with some long term projects, using more radical transformation processes. Exciting!

Today’s experiment was with using managed decay to mark and texture a sheet of fabric – still using my unbleached calico. The fabric was wrapped into a little bundle with a series of natural dyestuffs from a local herbalist, the buried into the soil for at least a month, possibly two. I think this may need a while to react to the dampness and minerals in the soil – I wonder how much patience I have to wait!

This was the digging of the hole and the little bundle being abandoned to the ravages of a Surrey summer!