Aren't they gor-ge-ous? LOL
Okay, here is the process that seems to work for me.
- First I had to mordant the fabric for 24 hours in Alum water.
- Second I had to soak the fabric in soy milk for an hour.
- Then I needed to know which leaves to use. In this area I can use sycamore, apple, cherry, grape, strawberry leaves and runners, raspberry, rose, lilac, Japanese maple, cone flowers, geraniums, and a mystery bush in my woods.
- Then I needed to lay the leaves onto the wet fabric, roll fabric and leaves tightly on a stick, tie it with a string that won't stretch.
- Heat water in a large pan and add some metal to give extra color.
- Boil (or steam but I have more success boiling it) for about 3 hours at a hard boil.
- Let cool. Say a prayer. Unwrap.
- Peel off the mushy leaves.
- Don't wash for a couple of weeks, the fabric not me.