Leaf prints of the week: Pecan and Eucalyptus on cotton

Last week there was some leaf printing. Eucalyptus Scoparia leaves, one of my favourites.

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Pecan leaves, inspired by Lotta Helleberg (when I went to her blog to insert this link there was an especially delectable pecan leaf printed fabric on show, by complete coincidence) and by a wonderful lunch with friends who have a pecan tree. The leaves have been patiently waiting in my freezer.

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Let me admit right here and now that I had some alum and tannin mordanted fabric which took no colour at all–I must have made some kind of mistake there!

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As always, the thrill of seeing good things begin to emerge.

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Then waiting to unwrap bundles.  I saved these until I had a friend over for dinner who I realised would enjoy the reveal as much as I do.

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Some pecan prints were better than others, but the good ones are lovely.

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And the Eucalyptus leaf prints were all I hoped for and more.

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6 responses to “Leaf prints of the week: Pecan and Eucalyptus on cotton

  1. Lovely prints and kind of you to share the reveal. Sometimes I’m too impatient to wait 🙂

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  2. Sabine

    What a delight! It’s probably a daft question – do you already know what the cotton wants to become? Daft, because I’ve just received a parcel from my mum with hand knitted socks and slippers as well as a book of a German pattern treasury. It has all the hand written patterns of two German women of the 1800s – some familiar, some intriguingly different. I started knitting a complicated pattern without any clue what it will become. Usually, my swatches turn into “something” pretty soon, or just stay a thing of beauty. Your printed cottons are definitely things of great beauty…

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    • Thanks so much! That parcel sounds amazing. I am trying to print cotton for a quilt but keep getting other wild ideas… So let’s see if this part makes it to the quilt!

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  3. Beautiful! The unwrapping must have been such fun! I love how the eucalyptus leaves are layed out, makes a lovely pattern!

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