I love trying new things with fabric! I am always looking for new ways of making marks on fabrics, and lately I'm looking into more natural ways of doing that. As I mentioned in this post, I wanted to try something called Eco-printing: using leaves and plants arranged on fabrics and heated to leave an impression of the leaf material printed on the fabric. I love the faint, muted and natural tones of these types of prints. Mine did not turn out as vivid as I would have liked, but it was my first attempt, so I was open to whatever I came out with. Here are a few images showing my method and the resulting fabric.
This is the final silk scarf. I love the colors and natural impressions left behind. The natural fibers definitely took to the technique better I'd say.
The rayon scarf. The colors and impression is more faint, but still a pleasing look. I will likely re-print this one and see if I can improve the results.