Tag Archives: colour

Reflections on these solar dyeing experiments.

These were very much ‘I wonder if I could…’ experiments that would explore further the properties and potential of working with willow. I do feel it has a lot of potential in terms of capturing something of the willow. I … Continue reading

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6 months on….

I can’t believe I have managed to leave these for so long. The intention being that the more time would allow for more colour to come out of the materials and greater definition of the remaining marks. I really wasn’t … Continue reading

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The effect of charcoal making on tin.

  A side product of the making the charcoal has been observing what has happened to the surface of the metal tin it has been made in.

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Pressed willow leaves.

At the same time I had leaves from my living sculpture I have called ‘top hat’ that were varying degrees of a bright yellow. I decided in the same vein that these should also go in the press. Again the colour … Continue reading

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Virginia creeper leaves.

Diverting from willow leaves a bit, but I caught up in their diversity of colour and patterns in the leaves as they start to fall with the change of season. I found myself wanting to try and preserve something of … Continue reading

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Weeping willow square.

I have wanted to get some weeping willow for some time; I had an idea around using the long slender branches to make a weave and seeing how it grew. Recently visiting family near Oxford we found some weeping willows … Continue reading

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Colour in willow roots.

I collected some of the roots that had grown out of the bottom of pots in my ‘willow plantation’ and was stuck by the lovely colours in them.

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