eco stain with muscari

stains of blue and green from freshly picked muscari

Hello, I am back from a month-long vacation visiting my families in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was great to see them doing well and spending time together was just wonderful. I had my fair share of “pigging out” on the local fare, shopping and sight seeing in Kuala Lumpur.

It’s always overwhelming when you come back from a long vacation, and have to synchronize with the time changes and return to the routine of your daily life. In any case, I am glad to be home safe.

Upon arrival home, I was happy to see that some of my bulbs had started to bloom in the garden bed. The rows of Muscari armeniacum, or grape hyacinths that I planted last fall have already bloomed with spikes of violet-blue flowers, which resembles bunches of grapes–they are a pretty sight to see.

Muscari armeniacum, commonly known as grape hyacinth, is an early spring perennial

tulip in the prettiest pink this spring

For this post, instead of bundling the flower and steaming it-I’ve decided to use a wooden rolling pin to get the color compression of the flower. With a handful of freshly picked muscari and a piece of old table linen, I am ready for this fun experiment.

a handful of muscari for this experiment

ready to roll

colors are showing even after a gentle compression

I am happy with the results from this test. I am wondering if it will eco print for me? More on my next post.

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