Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Eco Printing and Dyeing

First attempts at eco dyeing and printing. All ideas were taken from India Flint's wonderful book, Eco Colour. For all of you who are not into chemicals this is a wonderful book to have. This is stress free dyeing because you don't have to worry about what you are touching or inhaling. My kind of fun.
 Silk dyed with aspen leaves. Stayed a lovely pale yellow for a week and then the browns starting migrating in.
 Maple leaf prints on silk.

Yellow onion skin prints on an old ivory colored silk shirt that I ripped apart. I knew I was saving that shirt for something.
 More onion skins prints.
 Aspen leaves on silk.
 More aspen leaves.
 Cottonwood prints on silk. Folded the fabric in half over the leaf before rolling into a bundle. One side printed better than the other.
Close up of cottonwood print.


  1. beautiful results. love those maple leaf prints.

  2. welcome to the wonderful world of eco-dyeing from the world of India!!! Are you as hooked as me!haxxlynda

  3. This is beautiful. The aspen leaves remind me of ginko, I wonder if ginko leaves would work, they are such a beautiful shape.

  4. sorry I meant the cottonwood leaves!