This is a blog for those who share an interest in dyeing fibers and fabrics, especially those interested in Eco-dyeing.
I like the subtle effect of this recipe combination. The copper in the bath brought out some very nice colors. Thank you Kim Cowley for the suggestion.
The first two prints were face to face during cooking. Notice how differently the front and back of leaves print.
WoW...all four prints are truly stunning but the fourth is my favourite! The suble colours work so well together and keeping the euc whole rather than seperating the leaves has created a beautiful composition.
Thank you, Nicky. The print you like so much has Eucalyptus bark pieces at the bottom. It created a lot of dye pigment, and basically produced shadows and outlines for all the other leaves. It sacrificed the pale blues, greens and yellow that the other prints have, but it is O.K.
Have just found your site-have read every word-have devoured every image-have now picked my jaw up off the floor and just want to say thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.I'm off to suss out my 'stuff' and give it a go!
Thank you for stopping by, visit often. Feel free to comment or question.
I have enjoyed your site for awhile but haven't seen it lately, so loved thepaper work...i was wndering how to do this as I am primarilybinto the silk and felt eco prints and so thanks for sharing...loved the little dragon fly.....sweet work lovely photos
Thanks for coming back. You may also bundle stacks of paper around a pipe like you do fabric. I happen to prefer the flat ceramic tiles because it cuts out a few steps in getting prints ready to frame or use as book pages. Paper is not expensive, you can even start with regular card stock, though for me these prints work well as end pages but not book pages. But to learn the technique, try just about any paper. Remember, be fearless!
Какие у вас восхитительные принты! Если вас не затруднит поставьте себе переводчик. Очень интересно наблюдать за вашим творчеством!
What are your beautiful prints! If you would give yourself a translator. It is very interesting to observe your creativity!
Nice to be seeing your site James. You are a wealth of information and experiment. Appreciate it much. Hope you get the translating "thing" fixed up!
Thanks, Ginny. I did get the Translate thingy fixed. The button is above on the left, just below the big photo of sunflowers. Works well.
Hi John, thank you so much for the interesting story about your Dye World and the beautiful prints you show us today. And thank you also for your villagetour in the Pioneer Museum in Dade City. We come back, for sure. Everything was so special to see and you told wonderful story's and details about the old pieces. When you send your mailadress to firstname.lastname@example.org,then we send you the picture Leo made in the old school from us. It was a remarkable afternoon in our holiday. Best regards Sonja and Leo from The Netherlands
Thank you Sonja and Leo. It was my pleasure to welcome you to our Museum and to give you a little of our history. It wss a way to repay the kindness and generosity the Dutch showed to me when I visited the Netherlands 2 yrs. ago. I'm glad you enjoyed my prints and I hope you enjoyed my blog as well. I will be waiting to continue your tour when you return.
You haven't posted anything in quite a while. What is going on? How is your book coming along? Would love to see more prints, more instructions, more frequent posts
Good morning, Carolyn. I have been so very busy with events at the museum where I work and with teaching workshops that I have had little time to Blog. I have one more workshop coming up at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens on November 2 and 3rd and then I can rest a bit. I am working on 3 books at the same time, and it keeps me hopping. I got spines glued this morning before having to go shopping. I am working with leather, fabric and paper covers, but it really makes me anxious to attempt to attach them to my text blocks. I hope to post some more prints soon. Have a great day.