Tag Archives: dyeing with silk

Eco Print Fest!

Today's post shows more experimental prints made by students during the recent IMPRESS '13 International Print Festival. But first, a few thoughts in which to situate the sharing we can choose to aspire to as art bloggers. In the Foreword … Continue reading

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Winterlude Eco Dye Prints on Silk

To continue the previous dye report: My “Winterlude” project combines dyeing with printing so as to extract plant pigments by immersing tied or clamped bundles/stacks of leaves with papers (cotton/cellulose fibres) and leaves with textiles (silk/protein fibres) in simmering/180 degree … Continue reading

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Eco Print and Natural Dye Sampler Book – done!

The medium is the message! My sampler book illustrates and describes aspects of my processes for eco dyeing and printing on fabric and paper. Dye printed fabrics and papers make up both form and content of the book. Now my … Continue reading

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Eco prints for wedding guests

Just a few days to go before the wedding …Chuppah Day is May 6! The Bride is making up little Loot Bags to greet the wedding guests, with fun contributions from sundry friends and family. For the cause, I am … Continue reading

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Assembling the Chuppah: Almost Done

“Chuppah” means “that which covers or floats above ” ( cf. The New Jewish Wedding, Anita Diamant) Silk organza and silk chiffon float nicely but they are not so easy to sew. Boy, do they slip and slide and stretch… … Continue reading

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Red Cabbage Rules

A few readers have asked me for more details about the results I have obtained with some recent eco prints. Here again is an image of the prints with blues, yellows and oranges. The blues are from Red Cabbage. If … Continue reading

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