Dyeing Fabric and Papers

I am interested in building up my stash of hand-dyed fabrics for my mixed media collages and art quilts. As part of this process, I decided that creating hand-dyed papers would also be a great idea. I cut up large sheets of mulberry papers along with other hand-made and store-bought papers into smaller pieces. I then dip these papers into my fabric dye-baths. I lay them out to dry on an old towel. The different colored papers absorb the dye in different ways, creating more variety in the colors. I drip some other dye-bath colors onto the sheets to add interest in the papers. This photo is a sample of some of the colors drying with two dye-baths that have fabric in them.

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