after a not very successful result with the centaurea cyanus (=cornflower) dyebath, I decided to give these beautiful flowers "another chance", but this time, in the form of a solar dyeing.
I mordanted a piece of (smooth) silk & a piece of (white) linen & when they were ready, I added the flower heads (full, not only the petals), face down on the fabrics. I did this in my bathtube.
and now, this is the final result on linen ...
I was very excited with these results ! They didn't bleed much at all, and I was SO pleased to see tiny splashes of purple/blue from the petals ! hurray ! :)