Friday, 1 January 2016

Not All Experiments Work!!!!

1st January 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.

I woke up wanting to be creative......

...went through my fabric stash and made a cushion...


....think it needs a new cushion pad!

......

I had this left after the festivities....

....half a red cabbage covered in tin foil as we had retro starters with our Prosecco on Christmas Day, remember pineapple/cheese on sticks??



I started my experiment by soaking a strip of cotton in a white vinegar solution....



.....amazing pattern from nature....


....sliced red cabbage...


....thick strips laid on the cotton...


....the rest of the fabric folded over with  thin strips added...


....this was then tightly rolled around a copper pipe....



.....tied...


.....then boiled for 2 hours in salted water...


....the disappointing result of a blotchy pale lilac strip of cloth!!!


I thought I might have had deep colour marks from the strips of cabbage!

Can't win them all, but the fabric can be re-dyed so not much wasted.....