Red Grapes named Petrik

Developing my garden Dyeing List!

When Season changes, the leaves of this grapes variety turn its color into the deep purple to black shades While most of the red grapes varieties would change its color into light pink shade.


 It can very well be the effect of the soil composition in fact.

 This purple leaves had always been looking so delicious to me, though I could not find an appropriate employment for these, until I realised I gotta try them in the natural contact printing!

 Well, the results were even better then I’d expected.

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The only thing is that there is never actually lots of purple leaves, black leaves are even rarer. If you missed the right time, you can easily get to your vinery and they all will be gone already.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with vine’s schedule!

 This year I had stored just a few leaves, which later were shared with a friend. I am in anticipation of her comments, hope she’ll like them as much as I do.

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I do hope that coming season will bring back this wonderful palette in lots of leaves and I won’t miss the opportunity to pick them all!

Or as much!

14 responses to “Red Grapes named Petrik

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  • Gala Lo

    Неужели Петрик дает такой восхитительный цвет?Такие оттенки!!!Я вообще неравнодушна именно к лилово-фиолетово-серенево-свекольно-бордо! Но вот с Петриком я знакома только посредством дегустации домашнего вина. 🙂

  • masharazner

    Как красиво! Будете ли вы делать здесь перевод?

    • theimportanceofprocrastination


      Да, конечно, перевод будет. Я последовательно дополняю предыдущие посты переводом на русский, т.о. дойдет вскорости очередь и до этого! А затем буду уже сразу писать на двух языках. Спасибо за вопрос!

  • Judy Carpenter

    Beautiful images Elena – and lovely silk results!
    Your work never ceases to amaze and delight me!


  • Deb

    Amazing color. Is the fabric silk? Looking at this post makes me want to do some eco prints but I am forcing myself to finish a few projects up.

  • wendyfe

    What an inspiration here, Elena! Are your grapes really growing like that now??? Ours are still fast asleep…a very late spring. But now I must look for dark leaves…Concord grapes, our variety usually have only green leaves…thank you again.


    • theimportanceofprocrastination

      Dear Wendy,
      Now I can only work with dry grape leaves that I have luckily stored in advance in Fall, and reflect upon the pictures of my garden (shown in my post) I took during the season and dream about the next season when I’ll be gathering new leaves!
      I stored enough wind fall the past Fall to work with all the way through Summer till the next Fall! And I always take plenty of pix as I work. So, now I can concentrate over my practical results/proof testing, and put it all together in my blog!
      My grapes are just coming into leaf right now, not much though. But I am in the South here. Up North they still are having snow on the ground which is so unusual!
      Thank you so much, dear Wendy!

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