Thursday, November 1, 2018

What Does Tannin Do?

I've been eco printing on all kinds of fabrics and papers for awhile now. And the more I learn, the more I realize that using mordants can make a huge difference in the results, especially when printing on cotton, linen, and other cellulose fibers.

To that end, I'm doing experiments of my own to see what I can learn. And I want to share them with you.
Set 1 - Six fabrics, three plants species
Iron blanket on left sample, made with paper towels.

All the bundles after simmering for 2 hours.
Two printed samples
I made 3 sets of fabric samples. After drying everything, I'll lay them out and compare my treatments. Stay tuned!