The series continues.

Couldn’t resist seeing how this cotton top looks on a mannequin! I love this combo with one of my eco dyed camis and a silk skirt, set off by a gorgeous necklace by Rosemary Harper.

Eco dyed cotton remnants; vintage pattern Style 4043.

Eco prints – 2 kinds of eucalyptus leaves

 
I background dyed this thrifted cashmere scarf first in some used dye, then layered it with leaves and wrapped and tied it around an iron spring. Steamed for 2 hours and unwrapped the next day.

The beauty of silk

 
I use silk yarn to tie my bundles when I’m eco dyeing. This means I end up with a beautiful by-product that is also useful! The first of a series of silk crochet brooches.

Silk and shibori

Planning to explore this technique further; lots of possibilities!

Eco dyed silk scarf; shibori technique using an iron bar and nails. Dye pot – weld and Tasmanian blackwood with a little iron water. The last photo shows how it looked before dyeing.