What’s Drying Wednesday – Washed With The Whites

This was in the wash the last time I did a load of whites.

Silk handkerchief naturally dyed with onion skins by Donna Kallner.

It’s a silk handkerchief I quickly knotted around an egg while dyeing Easter eggs with some dried bracken leaves and onion skins.

For years, I’ve been testing surface design media and techniques under the toughest conditions I could imagine: By washing them with the whites and tumble drying. Usually, that means undies. Let’s just say it didn’t even occur to me to boil my eggs and undies at the same time.

The onion skin dye is holding up beautifully after repeated washings. And I just may be a convert from cotton hankies to silk.

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Donna Kallner

fiber artist, teacher and explorer, inspired by ancient fiber techniques and all the ways contemporary fiber artists give old ideas a new spin

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