Sunday, September 30, 2012

Quick cooking and slow bundling.

An exercise in  extracting color from plant matter.
The last of a 3 part workshop series was also the celebration of the end of summer.
At Terrain we set up outside under there huge tent and got ready to make some hot bundles for immediate gratification: folded silk stuffed with fallen dried leaves and rusted found objects. Onion skins and Eucalyptus leaves were added for certain bursts of color, and the fabric was then folded and clamped with bull clips.

The hot bundles were steamed for 45 minutes, and the results were astounding! The more metal, the more black and purple. 
Joyce's peace had what looked like a clipper ship appear on one end... magic.

We then finished up the session by rolling and twisting cigar like bundles of muslin to be left in the autumn elements to cure for a few weeks.

Again, thank you India Flint for sharing these techniques in your book, Eco- Colour.

Hot bundle results!

Ready to roll!  Eco Bundle Cigars.

And thank you, Nancy Worrilow and Terrain for making these workshop such a huge success!

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