The perfect dress

 
Found the perfect dress to go with the embellished cardigan I shared the other day. Dress was taupe (nylon/spandex); now transformed with shades of soft citrus green, purple and black. Dye pot of wild cherry and alum in spring water; sprayed with a vinegar solution before layering with 3 kinds of eucalyptus and wrapping around an iron bar. Slow-cooked in a crockpot for 5 hours.

Keeping it simple

 
Three eco dyed paper panels, each made from 4 sections which I’ve machine stitched together. From left – ‘midnight’, ‘ghosts of autumn’ and ‘afterglow’.

Eco prints on paper

I’m pretty pleased with these! Here are 3 of the 14 papers I did on Tuesday, using leaves gathered from our front yard. I dipped the papers in either tea or iron water before layering, and steamed them for 1.5 hours. More photos here.

Having fun!

A short video.

After a pleasant Sunday afternoon spent foraging on our block of land, the ‘harvest’ released its colour and patterns in unexpected ways on fabric and paper. To see more, please visit www.gonerustic.com.