Category Archives: casuarina dyeing

Stitched and Bound!

Yesterday I blogged about giving a short lesson to members of WAFTA on natural dyeing and eco-printing. What do I  do with all the fabric I produce? Today I am recording my absolute pleasure at having had my entry into … Continue reading

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An Eco-printing “taster” for WAFTA

I was delighted to be asked to do a  half day introduction to eco-printing for the Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association (WAFTA) three weeks ago.  WAFTA wanted to expose its members to a whole range of skills that they … Continue reading

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Adding iron to an onion pot

  This post is about two things.  First: the wonders of iron in a pot (thank you Jane Flower!).  Second: rose leaves (thank you Louise Wells for the latest batch!) I am building up a store of silk with eco-prints … Continue reading

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Natural dyeing with local material

In her book Eco Colour, India Flint argues for collecting only fallen plant material for dyeing and using local plants as a record of “place”. On my walk today in the local wetland and riverside park  I picked up a … Continue reading

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Plant Dyeing Again

Well, fellow MELD member Louise Wells has  said that if I’m on a good thing I should stick to it. So here goes with my record of the latest natural dyeing efforts. f Might take break now while I think … Continue reading

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More rhubarb

Just a quick post to show how pre-soaking casuarina leaved in iron water affected their colour on the fine wool. I used the same materials and the same folds, simmering for the same period.  This piece with the spiky shook … Continue reading

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Rhubarb

My friend Anne W made a special trip to my house to deliver some rhubarb leaves as she knew I was interested in trying them for dyeing. India Flint in her book Eco Colour says rhubarb leaves are both a mordant … Continue reading

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