A vintage slip (1940’s) and a lacy jacket pair up beautifully. Love the brooding shades which occurred after eco printing them both with rose, peony and tinctoria leaves, wrapped around an iron spring.

In the dyepot were dolly bush leaves and flowers, used dye liquid from last week, cider vinegar and sea salt. A magical alchemy every time.

Music excerpt – Sonata for Violin and Piano II: Intermezzo, performed by Duo Sol.


This silk tunic has some interesting details – stitched horizontal pleats at the front above the hem, and twisted shoulder features.

I just added to it by eco dyeing it! The textured silk fabric took the colour really well …




From basic to beautiful

Even ordinary cotton tshirts and tank tops can become something rather special when they go through the eco printing/dyeing process! Available for purchase here.


Upcycled and transformed!

Just put out for sale – gorgeous eco dyed broderie anglaise sun dress (S).

Simmered in a dyepot of local eucalyptus leaves and used dye liquid; wrapped around an iron trampoline spring with various leaves and iron nails in the bundle.


Narryna Heritage Museum – 1

What a great time we had yesterday! After a delicious lunch, I visited this beautiful historic home with friends Barb and Lauree. Our main purpose was to see the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize exhibition but (as always) I could not resist the history and elegance of this place.

Situated at Battery Point in Hobart, it is within easy walking distance of Salamanca and the waterfront.

This short slideshow is the first of several, and features the exterior and outbuildings.