While I was working away on my "Connected" piece yesterday, I had a couple more pieces of silk and a piece of unprimed artist's canvas simmering in the second dye bath made from the ornamental crab leaves. (Yes, I made two batches from the one gathering of leaves!) I still have a bit of the bath left for another time. What was interesting was the results on the silk, compared to the effect of the bark dye bath.
First the silk charmeuse:
Next, the silk habotai:
The bark dye produced a golden colour, while the leaves produced more of a red-brown. Either way, they're delicious, don't you think?
Oh...and the canvas? An interesting gathering of dye residue in creases, for a slightly rusted look:
With all this playing around, I have only a small strip of silk to take into my Craftsy class with Jane Dunnewold. Time to order some more I guess, eh? Music to this quilter's ears!