Mud Cloth

October 13, 2015

After witnessing the staining abilities of the famous Texas Red Dirt in every white pair of sneakers I've ever owned, I decided to try my hand at creating some pretty non-traditional mud cloth. My process was purely experimental and executed with very little research but it yielded some lovely results that I am impressed with. 

 This red clay-based earth was gathered near Sweetwater Texas on the side of the highway. I decide to work with this wonderfully warm, heavily pigmented earth in this attempt. 

 I mixed the 'Red Dirt' with rainwater and saturated a large piece of cotton fabric into the mud before sealing up the whole mixture in a bucket with a plastic bag over it. I allowed this to sit in the hot sun for 3 days and 3 nights before I removed and the fabric and rinsed with cool water. 

 After drying the, the ancient sunbaked warmth of the red dirt radiated from the fabric! 


Please reload

Recent Posts

January 20, 2016

November 21, 2015

November 10, 2015

Please reload


Please reload


I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload


©2017 by Larla Morales