Dying the background fabric
Time: ½ hour plus 2 days drying
• 12 inch square of pre washed calico.
• 4 bottles of Ozecraft colour dyes ; Brown, Green, Luscious Lime and forest green – 10ml of each colour, and 50ml water
Whilst you’re soaking the calico sort out your leaves, large, small, get rid of any dirt.
This was the larger gum leaves, which I will be using for my piece.
This is the smaller leaves and sticks, I will use this for another project.If you want to follow my journey on making this piece, watch this space.
Part 1 - Ideas and inspiration
Part 2 - Making and preparing the background fabric.
Part 3 - Making Gumnuts, blossoms, leaves, log and branches.
Part 4 - Attaching elements to background
Part 5 - Rosey, Kookaburra and insects
Part 6 - Attaching Rosey, Kookaburra and insects
Part 7 - Finishing Touches