A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 314,290
Currently Running With Scissors:
460 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Flower pounding  (Read 584 times)
Tags for this thread: flower , natural_dyeing , handkerchief  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
Acadian Driftwood
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3343
Joined: 09-May-2008

Ta neige, Acadie, fait des larmes au soleil


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: August 19, 2017 10:55:45 AM »



I tried the flower pounding technique on two cotton handkerchiefs with decent results! It's pretty easy and fun. First collect some flowers and petals (you can also use ferns and other leaves):



Lay them out on your fabric, then tape them down to keep them in place:





If you've got sections of flower uncovered by tape, cover it with a piece of paper or a few sheets of paper towel so you don't transfer the bits with your hammer. And then smash! Try to get as much even coverage as you can over each flower.



Then peel the tape up and gently scrape off leftover bits. Iron the cloth to heat-set the dye.



My first piece was much more subtle, but the pink color didn't transfer well.





I imagine silk or other natural fibers would work well with this technique. I still haven't tried washing them, so I hope they hold up to that. If you try this, I'd love to see your results!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MissingWillow
Sewing in General Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 11311
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017 02:16:34 PM »

This is gorgeous!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

blupaisan
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I could arrest your grandmother for missing a stitch in her macrame if I wanted to
Offline Offline

Posts: 5732
Joined: 25-Jun-2008

it was in fact, apieceofcheeeese


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017 06:21:02 AM »

Unique and gorgeous
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"My dear lady, I should be delighted to get behind you with a pencil..."
- John Frederick Shadwell
curiousfae
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2337
Joined: 26-Mar-2009

mecca-lecca-hi mecca-hiney-ho!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017 06:59:35 AM »

So pretty! I wonder if, like with tie dye, you can treat the fabric with something before dying to make the stain set better. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

craftylittlemonkey
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 3854
Joined: 03-Jun-2006

Crafting is the best medicine.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017 07:20:00 AM »

Very cool! I think I'll try it on hand made paper. I too wonder about the colour fastness, it's funny that it's so brilliantly transferred when dying fiber with plants results in very different results. Let us know how the colour holds up, if it changes over time and with washing?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Onyxnox
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 9423
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017 12:31:29 AM »

Pretty good - I like the colours!  You can try setting the colour - one way that I learned at a workshop, and that I have used with fairly good success is to mix fabric paint medium with water at a 1:1 ratio and spray it onto the fabric after applying colour, and then setting it as per instructions. This has worked for me for water colours, pencil crayon, and certain markers (depends on how much the marker runs on the fabric - it sets but the running is the issue).
THIS ROCKS   Logged

underthemountain
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Lana
Offline Offline

Posts: 13990
Joined: 23-Feb-2006

live aloha


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017 06:59:09 AM »

Wow, this is lovely!

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Small Things Matter http://www.smallthingsmatter.org/
Difference Makers' Kokua Foods!  http://www.difference-makers.org/ Our mission is simple: to provide food for families in need.
Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Craftalongs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 9874
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017 12:29:46 PM »

This is awesome!  Well done.  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

PerfectlyBohemian
Fiber Arts Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2348
Joined: 17-Nov-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017 06:28:22 AM »

Those are so gorgeous!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pinterest

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: No Boil Mac and Cheese
@Home This Weekend: Give The Dog A Bone
September 20, 2017 Featured Projects



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.