Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ecoprint Experiments

I've been having lots of fun with ecoprint experiments, inspired by consummate eco dyer India Flint and her book on botanical dyes called Eco Colour. Here are some results using bundled repurposed silk and steamed eucalyptus leaves, rose leaves, and carrot tops along with a little tea.

I find silk too hot to wear, so I used some of the eco dyed silk overlayed on a hand stitched linen top I made a few years back. Again, the silk itself is repurposed, salvaged from silk blouses scored at bargain prices from a thrift shop.

Close-up of upper pocket (recycled silk blouse cuff) with rose leaf print

Close-up of lower pocket with eucalyptus leaf print

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