Pre dyed Habotai silk was the background for simple drawings of Nigella pods at different angles; side view and from above. Deep golden dye was from Tasmanian Eucalyptus bark (collected from Hilliers arboretum in Hampshire, UK). This dye absorbed deeply, unusually more than any other plant dyes used on silk. Foraging under eucalyptus trees in parks finds bark peelings lying on the ground.
Seeds and pods feature in the author’s experimental design painting on silk and wood. (more to come) Enlarging the pod shapes make an interesting feature. The above silk paintings were made into a bespoke garment collar for Shamanic Nights ethical fashion. Dye and printing processes are on the linked page.