Saturday, 16 July 2016

Eco Dyeing

I've just returned from a retreat with my textile group. We had the fabulous Jane Flower in to tutor us in eco-dyeing. All the pieces were dyed with leaves and bark from native plants, mainly eucalyptus. We also threw in some onion skins, flower petals, and rose leaves. The colour was darkened by the addition of iron objects to wrap the fabrics around. All the pieces are made from silk.

We even made this bag decorated with dyes extracted from the leaves.

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