I’ve been searching for an excellent way to create permanent plant impressions onto fabric, but the knowledge appears to be a secret art form passed down from teacher to student. So I’m sharing what I found from my own experiments.
I used organic linen and raw silk.
I collected local plants from a hike along the river.
I mordanted fabric with iron.
Then added plants to fabric.
I put down a layer of plastic wrap so each petal or leaf would leave its own separate imprint.
Then I rolled the fabric up.
And tyed it tightly,
Then I added the fabrics to iron water to simmer for an hour,
Here are my results
Linen here and silk here
geranium leaf on silk
maple leaf on silk
Have you ecoprinted on fabric successfully before? I’d love to hear about your method. If you liked this post and want more on ecoprinting let me know in the comments!