Eco prints with eucalyptus

Three varieties of eucalyptus from the florist were used for my prints on silk: Seeded eucalptus with pointed oval leaves; a smaller oval leaved, unseeded variety (on the left) and the rounded leaf Baby Blue:

Seeded eucalyptus and “Baby Blue” eucalyptus plus another larger round leaf (unnamed) gave oranges, chartreuse greens and yellows:

The whole silk cloth:

The seed prints:

The whole stem prints:

 Red colours come from eucalyptus cinerea (with large round leaves) and are commonly named “Silver Dollar” eucalyptus. All varieties come to Ottawa from California but not all are available at all times… so I am waiting for some Silver Dollar next, to try the red print.

Next up: more eucalyptus prints on wool and with walnut dyes

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About wendyfe

I am a fibre artist working in mixed media textiles with a focus on vintage cloth reworked with stitching, natural dyeing, eco printing and rust printing . My work can be seen at www.wendyfeldberg.ca.
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