Our town is blooming with the red cotton flowers that implies we're into warm days.
Just found the red carpet on my way to biking. Such lovely heart-shaped flowers !
Following the leader we biked along the route with villages down by the coast.
Tranquil with backdrop of the new town and undulating mountains
After hours biking I back to the train station. Just can't resist to collect some flowers for my experiment.
Not to disturb the busy butterfly
Picked a few cotton flowers, leaves and the wild daisies.
Composition of the good finds on cochinael mordant silk. Boiled for 1.5 hours then opened.
Flowers are not impressive as expected but leaves are fine and wild flowers are good as resist.
A piece of silk with natural contact prints just done. The experiment shows bold prints are not from flowers but the leaves. Bounty from nature is not always flowers dominated.
Out of expectation is always the leaves in my experience of natural printing.