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leafy images

November 7, 2011

 maple leaves and the last of the purple hollyhock flowers sandwiched between 2 cotton napkins that had been mordanted in alum. They were wrapped around a plumbing pipe, tied tightly and simmered for an hour. The very old cotton pillowcase lace, along with a linen napkin were simmered in the water bath and didn’t get much of the dye.

maple leaves were layered, folded and board clamped on the linen. Left in a plastic bag in the weak autumn sun for 6 days and then steamed for an hour. 

the “right” side where the colour is strong

and the “wrong” side where the tannin in the leaf skeleton has left a more defined shape.

the studio tour went very well. Lots of interesting people, including a Korean man who was very interested in the bojagi and told me more history and interesting facts.

the weather was crispy cool and sunny and sales were good.  

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2011 4:50 pm

    lovely color…i so long to have studio time, i see how productive you are and am inspired.

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  2. November 8, 2011 12:03 am

    how nice to have first hand information on the bojagi!
    lovely hollyhock color.

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