Crochet added to a thrifted top, ready for eco dyeing

 
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.

Drumroll please!

I’m very excited to be able to share this at last – it’s been so hard to keep the finished dress a secret …

 

Here is the much-anticipated reveal of the Miss Universe Australia dress made by couturier Rudolf Ramseyer, using fabric which I eco dyed at his request. I am absolutely thrilled with what he’s done with it, and how beautiful it looks worn by Tasmanian entrant Stephanie King. [Photos by Rudolf Ramseyer; silk chiffon from Ruche Fabrics]

Miss Universe Australia collaborative project

  

After sharing this exciting news on my personal Facebook page I feel it is now time to go public! I have been approached by couturier Rudolf Ramseyer to collaborate with him on the dress for Tasmania’s entrant in Miss Universe Australia. He has asked me to eco dye several metres of silk chiffon (sourced from Ruche Fabrics – http://ruchefabrics.com.au), which he will then make into a one-off creation that will reflect the colours of our beautiful state. I am absolutely thrilled to be asked, as you can imagine! To find out more about Rudolf, please visit his website – http://rudolfcouture.com 

‘experiencing’ and ‘mythologizing’

 
Enjoyed an evening of folding, glueing and stitching … 2 x eco dyed paper and stitch accordion books; found text.

I love dressing up the mannequins!

 Eco dyed goodness on display at Gone Rustic yesterday. Closed for a few days now, but you can still shop online at www.gonerustic.com.