Adrienne's Experiment steps:
Suit up with nitrile gloves, goggles over glasses and dust mask!
Back to the medieval inspiration for the dream for the need of a green belt...
|Bolognese MS De Tintis ad Tigendum Pellum (Merrifield 558)|
Combining the ripe berries with the same quantity, by weight, of organic, unfiltered cider vinegar (Bragg brand) I continued to follow the instructions. I put it on the simmer burner of my gas stove on low for fourty-one minutes. When the berries and vinegar had "boiled a little" I took it off the heat. I let it cool a bit then poured it into a washed, secured square of linen over a clean jar then squeezed the juice out into the sealable glass jar.
When I tried to paint it, the shinier 'outside' part of my leather just achieved a blueish gloss and the sueded part still blueish. Maybe it's just because it's a modernly prepared piece of leather?
Painting the first three experiments out on a small piece of leather, the only one that's green is Experiment 2.
I painted them out again onto what turned out to be chromium tanned moose leather six months later with pretty much the same results.
Experiment 1 Experiments 3,2 and 1
Tomorrow I'll try again on Vegetable tanned leather from Birka.