Painting with salt produces amazing patterns.
Firstly, the dye is painted onto the silk, and while the dye is still semi-wet, the salt is sprinkled onto the fabric.
And this is where the salt will work its magic.
The salt draws the moisture to itself, leaving behind a concentrated pattern of dye.
Table salt, rock salt, and epsom salts can all be used.
The larger the silk crystals, the bigger the pattern.
You can apply the salt one grain at a time, or put the salt in specific patterns to make more defined shapes.
Once dried, the salt is brushed off, and the fabric is steam-fixed for 3 hours.
The steaming process creates permanent, vibrant colour.