I opened up the small red onion mold-dyeing piece today because I’m impatient and I couldn’t wait any longer to see what was happening.
It could have used more time. The greens and yellows were just beginning to develop. Here are details:
These have been washed and ironed, and only smell slightly of onions!
I’m not thrilled with the black splotches, but I don’t know how to avoid them.
I can see why one would use this technique for drapery fabric. Look at how the colors stand out with light coming through it in a window:
I might be able to simulate that effect with wax or varnish, although with this body of work my goal is to get away from any materials that aren’t natural.