Monthly Archives: July 2011

Eco dyeing in June-July: Eco prints

Here is the collection of silks and vintage linens eco printed only with dyes obtained from the plants in my garden over this past month or so: (The orange textile on the far left is a rusted linen- no plants!) . To summarize the … Continue reading

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Eco dyeing with edible plants: Purple Basil

Purple Basil was bundled on white 8mm silk and steamed for an hour: The basil gave a dark inky blue. And a delicious perfume while steaming.

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Eco dyeing with edible plants: Purple Amaranth

Purple amaranth is an ornamental edible that can dye textiles too. It self seeds profligately so I have planted it only once, about ten years ago. It gives a great shot of dark burgundy among all the greens and blues … Continue reading

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Seedy behaviour

A Flanders Field poppy escaped from my front garden to…

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Over-dyeing eco bundles : Tagetes and Purple Sandcherry

I have been dyeing the same eco-bundled textile several times to obtain layered plant prints. For the first print layer, after steaming for an hour , oyster coloured silk noil bundled with Purple Sandcherry leaves gave greens and blues with alum mordant: A second bundling/steaming with tagetes … Continue reading

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Stitching an eco printed textile

Women’s Cloth. An eco printed and stitched vintage linen 1. Left and centre of the cloth 2. Right and centre of the cloth This eco printed textile is a vintage linen kitchen-refectory cloth from a local monastery,  the Sisters of … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing and Six Eco Printed Textiles

Six eco textiles (Six printed and one printed and stitched. See my Stitching Dyed and Printed  Textiles page for images of how I developed the stitching in stages on Eco Textile 6) . My natural dyeing experiments this month are about making ecobundles. … Continue reading

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