… to hand stitch some appliqué circles – silk top, silk appliqué, silk thread.
This top was pale pink originally; steamed for 2 hours after dipping in tea, then layering with red rhododendron flowers and red onion skins. The applique fabric was dyed in purple carrot water + alum, then layered with leaves and brown onion skins and steamed for 1.5 hours. Both were wrapped around a rusty trampoline spring.
Eco dyed thrifted dress, with my eco dyed silk fabric and thread as hand-sewn appliqué. I made the jacket from eco dyed cotton remnants; the alpaca scarf is also eco dyed (and crocheted) by me. For sale soon in my online shop!
Love how volunteer model Sarah Parker looks in my entry in the Queensland 2016 Art to Wear Awards! Titled ‘The Making of Mary Mordaunt’, it is made from an eco dyed and rusted vintage slip and a Victorian chemise, to which I’ve added hand stitched and crochet embellishments with vintage silk and shredded paper around the hem. More wearable art entries on their Facebook page.
I have no idea what fibre this is, except for the silk yarn I used for the crochet trim, so the result could be interesting! Thinking of using Tasmanian blackwood leaves in the dyepot; I also collected blackberry, eucalyptus (2 types) and Tasmanian dogwood leaves this afternoon for the eco printing.