Silk dyed in pot of previous 'Indian Bean Tree' dye; with added chopped raspberry canes. Canes were heated in slow cooker for some time, and a test square of silk left in cold dye for 5 days, which turned golden brown.
Soya wax used to create resist area prior to dyeing in a previous dye bath which had resulted too pale. Two areas traced through with brush of hot soya wax. The original wax imprint is seen in the final result below, after raspberry cane dyepot.
RASPBERRY CANE RESULT
- The wax imprint remained after the pale dyed result, so I followed the design again.
- Circular areas of triskelle designs were stitched around and gathered. Two large triskelles on cloth.
- Cold dyed, the resist technique worked reasonably well, and left the paler rosehip dyed silk showing.
Silk is now a base for overpainting the triskelle designs in brighter colours. Silk will be used as a centrepiece in patchwork quilt.