Friday, 9 November 2012

Hue and saturation

I wound mercerised cotton for tatting around old spools from my haberdashery box, then soaked them in water. I ground 1gram of saffron in a pestle and mortar with a few drops of water. I added the concentrated saffron to the dye bath, which stained the cotton reels saffron gold. I like the idea of dyeing a lot of material with such a precious plant dye and also the symbolic image of everything being coloured by the same experience.

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