Saturday, April 11, 2015

A little too long in the ground

Back in January I was colouring some fabric and paper by various means, and I buried some cotton in the garden in the hope of some transformation.
Yesterday I uncovered the treasures after about 10 weeks of treatment to find that perhaps our warm soil had too much effect.

The fabric pieces had been soaked in soy milk before burying and I think this had promoted their decomposition.  The cotton voile and muslin had turned to "thread goo" for want of a better description.  Only the heavy cotton remained intact and even that had been eaten away considerably.  But the camelias were thriving.....