Sun Prints


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• Plant clip­pings

• 11x14-in. piece of white linen or cot­ton fab­ric

• Card­board

• Jac­quard So­lar­fast fab­ric dye (dhar­ma­trad­

• Glass from an old pic­ture frame that’s slightly larger than the fab­ric

• Small bucket

• Jac­quard So­lar­fast Wash (dhar­ma­trad­

• Stitch Witch­ery

• Wooden dowel

• String or twine

Gather clip­pings from out­side or in­door plants and press be­tween heavy books. The flat­ter they are, the bet­ter.

Place the fab­ric on the card­board, and de­cide on an ar­range­ment for the plants.

Work­ing in­doors or in the shade, spread the dye on the fab­ric per pack­age. Ar­range clip­pings on top. Press into place with the glass.

Move the whole thing out­side and ex­pose to the sun ac­cord­ing to dye in­struc­tions. (It usu­ally takes 10 to 20 min­utes.)

Re­move the plants. Wash out the fab­ric in the bucket with wa­ter and So­lar­fast Wash to set the dye. Let dry, and iron if de­sired.

Hem the sides with Stitch Witch­ery (or on a sewing ma­chine if you have one). Fold over the top inch and ad­here, leav­ing a pocket. In­sert a wooden dowel. Hang with string.

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