1960’s reinvention

A vintage slip transformed.(https://www.etsy.com/listing/258026476/eco-dyed-cotton-broderie-anglaise)




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.

The moral of the story is – don’t throw away your onion skins!

I asked the supermarket across the street from the gallery to save onion skins for me from their vegetable department. The result is a gorgeous pink and gold/green mottled effect on this vintage slip! Dye pot of bracken fern and alum in an electric urn (the slip was also wrapped and tied around a rusty trampoline spring).   

Revamped space

Added some comfy leather seating to the gallery today! [6 photos]


Very happy with the result!

Yesterday I decided to turn part of the studio into a dedicated space for Gone Rustic Eco Fashions … here is a side view of the new studio window display. 


Looking through the doorway from the gallery into the studio. Love my suitcase collection!


A vintage ladder and shabby chic clothes racks showcase the eco fashion range.


I bought this hanging torso mannequin as one of a pair on eBay.


A vintage French armagnac barrel and Australian bentwood chair enhance the window display, along with some retro chrome hat stands and antique wooden finials.