Applique experimentation

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Some animal creations ready for Christmas .

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Living and Dyeing have been busy getting ready for christmas, making pressents and creating some new animal designs. Meet Esther and Angus, an odd couple but kind and cuddely non the less.
These 3 limited additon cushions work well as a collection, created from Hessian, screen printed silk useing acid dye (Curtisy of my second year at Duncan of Jordanston) and machine + hand stitched detail useing organic cotton thread.
More to come on the animal invation as more people need their christmas pressents! Ho Ho Ho!

Results of the Xanthoria Parietina (common yellow lichen)

Step by step what i did after fermentation in a jar for a few weeks…

First, strain off and discard of the lichen…DSCF8553

Secondly, add fabric samples and stir a few times.

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Thirdly, as i didn’t have much time to continuly stir them for a decent amount of time i then proceeded to add the whole contents back into the jar and left in there for an extra weekDSCF8559

This being the result… from this… DSCF8428 to this…DSCF8562