Monday, August 31, 2015

Eco Dyeing Workshop

I had the good fortune to attend an eco dyeing workshop recently with Nicola Brown.

Here are the results:

The piece at the bottom was made using Japanese maple leaves on silk habotai with rust as the mordant.
close up

Another piece of silk habotai using rose leaves with rust:
in this detail shot you can see how the strings used to bind the fabric make a print on the ends

These are large eucalyptus leaves on a silk/wool blend, with vinegar as the mordant.
in the detail shot you can see the print made from folding the fabric in half

This piece was made with the small eucalyptus leaves on silk.
close up

What a fun workshop!  I hope to do more eco dyeing in the future.  I'm seeing a series of eco dyed dolls.......