Saturday, December 29, 2012

The hollyhock ice flower dyeing

The frozen, dead hollyhock flowers have produced a lovely pale purple colour.  I am actually rather pleased with it.  As there are more flowers currently falling off the plant I will go out in a minute and collect some more.

The colour of the silk is very different from the flowers and paler than the dead flowers but it is lovely.  The satin has come out a beautiful colour on both sides.
From this
to this 
to this
The photo isn't doing justice to the silk, the light is shining on it and making it look paler than it actually is.

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