You can see a picture of it before the mould set in here.
This is the lot that I had put into fresh water. I had left the hollyhocks in the bag and let the whole lot soak for three days. It was in the glasshouse, in days that are consistently in the high 20 and low 30 degrees (C).
I was quite surprised to see the different patterns on the silk, from the folding. I had really expected that the dye would have soaked through in three days, especially with the chiffon. I had only folded them and placed the frozen petal bag on top, so no clamping, etc. The mould doesn't seem to have stained the fabric either - as I said, Just In Time!
Not that much dye rinsed out, which was pleasing in these days of very little rain.
|You can just see the hollyhock, still valiantly flowering, in the background.|
Well the 10 minutes are up and I have brought them inside.
Here they are without the sun shining on them, the satin tends to be hard to photograph.
|The front piece was a small piece of pongee that did get some mould on it. It takes the colour up more strongly.|
|The front and back of the satin, the colour looks stronger on the back.|