a journal: textiles, inspiration, musings

Perhaps i should change the name of this blog to “feast or famine”…….posts are very sporadic!  this may be the start of a run, to catch up on my own recording; the blog has been a good way to keep track of the journey.

I am pottering away with eco dyeing; it’s a consuming interest really, hours can disappear with the pots simmering and the “what-if’s” bubbling up along with the brews. Some days the results are disappointing, other days so exciting; and i feel very much still at the beginning of the learning curve. A projected three day workshop with india Flint coming up in autumn will be a wonderful opportunity to learn from someone who is such an inspiration.

These pics are of a cloth i am working on based entirely on fabrics dyed with eucalyptus leaves…..am playing around with some embroidered bits, not sure if I will incorporate them in this cloth or not; maybe will just gently quilt it and let the glowing colours speak for themselves.

Also my first attempt at eco-dyeing a garment…in this case an old op shop singlet-tee, which went from dull washed white to a very interesting print! I am still not achieving the clarity of prints I would like but the effects are still really interesting and encouraging me to continue..

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