Eco printing the chuppah 2

Sorry folks – learning to use iPad with Blogsy for blogging…hmm..

Here are pics of plant materials I collected in Savannah and Charleston a few weeks ago; in the prints on the chuppah, they represent the Southland, home of the Groom:

Southern Magnolia



Sweet Gum

Lichen fallen from Live Oaks…but what kind of lichen and how to process? Have to check Karen Diadick Casselman’s book “Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book”

Fig leaves from trees known in Israel, (the Groom’s spiritual -and one-time geographical – home), from a plant in my house:

…and Silver Dollar eucalyptus that printed the yellows and oranges shown below and in my last post:

…plus another type of eucalyptus (what kind?) gathered from a park in Tel Aviv:
A fig and eucalyptus bundle on silk organza:
These four silk organza bundles look yummy, like Vietnamese rice paper roll ups! The four finished panels (16″ x 72″) will form side flaps on the chuppah:
After unbundling, the eco prints on the silk panels looked like this:
And this is the eco print of the Sweet Gum, magnolia and camellia leaves (above) on silk dupioni


Next time: blue, blue, blue



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
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2 Responses to Eco printing the chuppah 2

  1. I believe the round Eucalyptus leaves are “silver dollar” Eucs that are sold perserved and sold in most florist shops. The banana-shaped leaves look like our eucalyptus globulus, aka Blue Gum eucs. Cool idea!

    • wendyfe says:

      Thanks for that, Matt! I was wondering if the pointy euc leaves were the mature version of Silver Dollar.But Euc. globulus is another name I know.

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