It was always a surprise to see how much the fabric had dyed and the amazing patterns that were produced. Sometimes the rust ate right through the fine silk and made fabulous crusty holes.
In September I used some of the fabrics with handmade silk paper as a base for some of my original illustrations for Open Studios.
After Open Studios was finished my butterfly of a mind moved onto other things and I completely forgot the last little rusty package... till today!
I went out in the pouring rain to rescue it and here is what I found.
The silk especially has amazing patterns. It is Eco dyeing, just using nature to make beauty all by herself. Its just a kind of magic!
Happy day! :o)