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Here in the woods at Bentley Woodfair, textiles expert, Mo Jackson, shares her knowledge and passion for experimenting with the unpredictable art of eco printing. Mo talks through the processes with enthusiasts Emma and Katie: from the importance of choosing leaves containing the most tannin (such as rose, sycamore and Japanese maple), to the use of mordants to fix this natural dye, through to the varying visual effects created by the use of different fabrics and equipment. http://mofeltart.weebly.com/; [email protected]; http://www.bentley.org.uk/
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Craft, Traditional Skills ~ On: 19 January, 2018

19 comments so far

April 22, 2018

I always see using vinegar.
(Sorry if English is wrong, I'm in Brazil.)

June 23, 2018

What liquid was in the milk carton ?

reefprayer resin
June 30, 2018

What a gorgeous video!

Sue Chesley
July 4, 2018

I've done a few batches over the past 2 or 3 years and this is, without a doubt, addictive. I call myself the 'leaf theif' as I drive around town eyeballing the lovely trees and shrubs of unsuspecting people….bahahahah! Yesterday, I thought I'd try a batch with only vinegar, no iron or any other metal…fair warning, it didn't work at all. It all goes back into the dye pot today with my rusty bits to do their magic – thanks for sharing this great video!

August 22, 2018

Love this

August 23, 2018


September 11, 2018

Thank you- interesting, and great to not have to listen to a pre-amble of waffle!

Bonnie Borgeson
September 14, 2018

Lovely, thank you. Do you put the rolled tubes in plain boiling water or do you add the alum or what ever in that bottle to the boiling water? What is the ratio of the alum mixture in your bottle? Thanks so much I just loved this.

Chris Denh
September 22, 2018

I sure hope she told the kids to wash their hands after handling the leaves that were in the iron solution. Quite irresponsible. (while wearing a glove herself).

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