FRIDAY FACETS – Appealing Peel or Not?

I experimented with banana peels this week. There were a few more than overripe bananas left over, and I thought they might give a nice tone and pattern. I spread out the silk, laid out the bananas (cut in half), wrapped it up tightly, and put it in a zip lock bag for quick-composting.

banana peels wrapped in silk

The bag was left on the window sill for about 3 weeks.

The result was not quite as imagined. The silk took on a very subtle champagne tone with a few gold colored spots. The pattern is almost invisible.


I kind of like the feel of it, how airy and subtle it is, but I think I will overdye it with turmeric.

What do you think?

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