Small but perfectly formed

Affordable one-of-a-kind artworks! To continue the ‘landmarks’ series featured in my last post, these A5 sized eco prints are mounted on black foam core to provide a striking contrast to their earthy hues. They are protected by a cellophane bag and come ready for framing. Each print is signed by me, dated and numbered. For sale online here.

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This week!

The latest eco dyed clothes air dry in front of the gallery. 

My ginkgo biloba wears its new spring growth, while pansies peep over the edge of the hanging basket. 

 

Purples and greens with a dash of yellow. 

 

Cotton/elastase leggings (plus size by request), and a cotton/lace cardigan. Tasmanian blackwood and alum dye bath; bundles layered with different combinations of eucalyptus, rose, blackberry and peony leaves, plus nails (middle pair of leggings also wrapped around a rusty spring). 

 

Three silk tops. Bracken fern and alum dye bath; bundles layered with different combinations of eucalyptus, rose, blackberry and peony leaves, plus iron nails (top on left also wrapped around a rusty spring). 

 

Bundles after being removed from the crockpot (bracken fern and alum). 

 

Bundles after being removed from the electric urn (blackwood and alum).
 

My little dyeing corner on the verandah.

 

The yarn used to wrap the bundles takes the dye well too – I will use these for crochet. 

 

Pieces of old fence palings, bush sticks and rusty iron bits. Great for wrapping inside the bundles! 

 

[All of the garments were initially sprayed with a vinegar and water solution before layering.]

mended straps tell a story

just put out for sale – an eco dyed vintage cotton lawn lace-trimmed slip dress (small)









hung out to dry again

silk, wool and cotton garments for the new ‘gone rustic’ eco fashion range [eucalyptus dye pot (copper mordant); bundled with eucalyptus, wild cherry, blackberry and wisteria leaves with iron nails and/or bars]