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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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Dyeing used silk by simmering: 3 lessons

I decided to give the steamer a break and make an onion dye bath in the boiler. Before bundling local and garden material around sticks, I rinsed each piece of silk in a dilute iron water solution (see Lesson 2 … Continue reading

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Murraya paniculata- who knew??

Murraya paniculata, common name Orange Jessamine, is an excellent hedging plant.  A native of China and South-east Asia,  it is in several spots in my small garden because of its wonderful orange blossom perfume when in flower and its neat … 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 plant dyeing

This a post that is more for documenting my experiments of today than to arouse responses like “Oh, gorgeous” or “You are so clever!”. When “you’re on a good thing , stick to it”, comes to mind. I had  a … Continue reading

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