hannah has named her louise. the photo is shot through my studio window (and screen), but she has the sweetest little mouth, dainty and a little silly. see her teeth? and she has burdock on her right ear. a scar on her neck.
this is what became of some of the eucalyptus and one cotton bandana.
leaves removed from stems and laid on wetted sown cotton, folded over once.
bundled up and tied tightly, steamed in a shallow water bath.
then it rested, and steamed again, after i added more water. also, a bit of washing soda. a flake of red onion skin hanging around.
after sitting on the counter a few days, i could wait no longer.
there are hints of green, gold, rust
this was the somewhat disappointing cloth hanging wet on the window. it is now a bit deeper in color, much yellower, with pink tones. i didn't rinse, not even yet.
this experiment was strange because i used new cotton bandanas that i purchased, pre-washed, but didn't pre-mordant at all. old cottons, especially my favorite old bed sheets, dye so much differently. in any case, i have a bandana with some interest, in the rusty-gold family, with a few pink undertones. all that green? mostly gone. but i'm thinking that, too, may change.