I took advantage of Thursday’s sun-shine-moments to do some sunny eco prints.. <3
particularly liking the amber-like colour and effect the natural dyes had on silk, dyed with dried St. John's wort that has left marks on the surface, my old- feeling -lovig isoul s content.
Process , i like process more then the final result. Process is in flux, the end product is like someone else's property.
natural dyes, only eatable ingredients.
about Wabi Sabi by l. koren
Vintage sheets naturally dyed with flowers and berries from the garden, the shades are magical.. the top pillow cover is more than 100 years old, made of linen.. a treasure.
Lives printed linen, overprinted with rust give the interesting effects with the printed motive
lots of water..water, the house is smelling with a strange perfume of boiled flowers but i like the results.. from august experiment.
During the summer I decided to work with plant dyeing and printing using only what I just found in my new garden: flowers, berries, weeds and rust became pigments in the plant and rust heaven.
so love this picture, making of grey dye solution..
Relatively easy process of letting the sun make the job and use lives to organize beautiful patterns
Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources –roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other organic sources such as fungi and lichens.
Archaeologists have found evidence of textile dyeing dating back to the Neolithic period. In China, dyeing with plants, barks and insects has been traced back more than 5,000 years. The essential process of dyeing changed little over time. Typically, the dye material is put in a pot of water and then the textiles to be dyed are added to the pot, which is heated and stirred until the color is transferred. Textile fibremay be dyed before spinning ("dyed in the wool"), but most textiles are "yarn-dyed" or "piece-dyed" after weaving. Many natural dyes require the use of chemicals called mordants to bind the dye to the textile fibres; tannin from oak galls, salt, natural alum, vinegar, andammonia from stale urine were used by early dyers. Many mordants, and some dyes themselves, produce strong odors, and large-scale dyeworks were often isolated in their own districts.
Gluing together past projects, the unfinished, unseen and unused that now is standing in the way, ever present, a ghost of too may things.. makes you think..i should use this.. or that.. i have that waiting to be finished..
I'll se where it will take me.
great effect easy to use, this dye is such a happy discovery. it is really a paint and is fixed by the sunlight. .. reused shirts.
I'd like my textiles to merge with the nature, nature is so much better on color, i think fabrics will live in the trees in summer... se where they go.
..... a new collection i making, natural dyeing and eco printing etc...