Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Natural Dye Mural

I created this cotton clothmural with toddlers and pre-k children using natural dyes from flowers and vegetable discards, including redcabbage, marigolds, leaves, pansies, beet greens, red spinach and ramps. Children pressed the colors from the plants using their wooden play doughhammers and rolling pins. The mural is collaboration with the Angelfish classwho also extracted dye by pounding leaves and flowers. I used alum to mordant the fabric.