Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I played with dye printing my coreopsis flowers. Look at the wonderful color they dyed. The yellow of the petals gave a beautiful peachy orange. The inner red of the petals dyed navy blue! And the dark center dyed red. The fabric looks a little like leopard spots.
Double click on the picture to see the blue.

My cosmos dyed fabric is a completely different peachy orange. I'm going to make this piece into a winter scarf, blanket stitching the edge with the wool yarn I also dyed with cosmos.

I planted two different types of eucalyptus this year, the long oval shaped leaves didn't give the orange color but the stems did.
This piece will be beautiful in my quilt.

I love how translucent the leave prints looks with the orange stems.

The silver dollar eucalyptus leave give the dark orange color.

My grand kids have never really seen the changing color of leaves in fall so off we go taking picnics and color tours up North. Even though the color isn't at its peak yet we're enjoying Autumn hikes with many more to go.

I believe this is a artisan spring bubbling up from the ground and spilling into the waterfall.

Of course, if there is water and rocks the boys will be in them.


Vicki W said...

Your fabrics turned out great and your Grands look very happy!

Deb H said...

I love the look of your eco prints. I want to go dye & print too, every time I look at your blog.

The boys will enjoy time with you & John.

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