10 October 2013

The best kind of days

The best way to spend a couple of days with a friend? Well, yes, I'm sure you guessed it: Grabbing a basket, donning rubber boots & woolen hats, going to our local 'wilderness', wandering, talking, laughing, gathering leaves, wrapping leaves in cloth ...













That's simply the very best of days!

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  1. strikes me as a well-spent day too!

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  2. I simply couldn't chose a favorite, they are all totally amazing ! I'm speechless !! ox

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  3. wow mona! I love your blog and your work. thank you for sharing!!!

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  4. How glorious, and what a lovely day!

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  5. How is this done? Did you soak the leaves in something first? It looks like those clothes got permanently dyed by the process.

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    1. No soaking, we just placed the leaves on the fabric right away. And it's permanent :)

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    2. That's amazing—I'll try it.

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  6. Oh, my goodness...how beautiful. I would love to try this.

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    1. Ellen , you should try it. I'm sure you'd love it - and you got SO many leaves just begging for it!!

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  7. Did you pre mordant ?

    Rebecca

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    1. Hi Rebecca
      I don't really recall excactly what we did. But I suppose we simmered for an hour or so, probably with a tablespoon of alum and one of cream of tartar - and let it rest in the pot to the following day ... I don't use much, and only the forementioned mordants.

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  8. these lovelies have gotten me wanting to try this again-do you use a mordant first before imprinting and if so what do you use? on wool-cotton-silks thanks Mona

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    1. These garments were mostly silk and wool, and a single linen/viscose, and mordanted as you can see in my reply above. For cotton and linen I use alum and washing soda, two teaspoons of alum and one teaspoon of washingsoda for 500 g of cloth.

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