Natural dyeing with a purpose

I’ve spent a few days doing some more dyeing so that I can actually make something.

I now have a good spectrum of fine silk organza dyed with avocado skins, red and brown onions, casuarina leaves, purple carrots, pomegranate and some rust and tea.

I should be able to do something with these!

I should be able to do something with these!

Another group I belong to, Designing Women, is having an exhibition starting on Thursday 23 October, almost a week after the MELD one, Hidden Revealed Transformed, which opens on Friday 17 October.  I’ve done all the work I want to for MELD so have designed something for the DW exhibition, Seams and Layers.

The silk needs to be sheer and it certainly is.  It’s the hand woven silk I get from Pollard Designs, which is supporting a Cambodian weaving community.  The trick is going to be stitching bojagi seams into it.  Fingers crossed and toilet paper ready.  [For the seams😃]

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2 Responses to Natural dyeing with a purpose

  1. lizarnold28 says:

    Beautiful colours Margaret – almost good enough to eat!

  2. Margaret Ford says:

    Well, I’m conscious that this activity is only possible because I do have enough to eat…..Definitely a first world endeavour!

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