Collaborating with nature

Drum roll please! Announcing my new greeting card range, ‘Marked’, featuring eco prints wrapped around acid free card stock and mounted on textured white DL cards.

Eco printed on 110 gsm acid free art paper which was first dipped in tea, then layered with local eucalyptus leaves and rusty nails. Stacked and weighted, then steamed for 1.5 hours. Dried overnight, then ironed. 

    
    
    
 

Finally …

Yes – FINALLY – I have eco dyed something more than a scarf, just for me! Silk scarf (dye pot of Tas. blackwood with copper), and cotton tunic (dyed twice, second time with wattle bark and washing soda). Various leaves and metal objects in the bundle (tunic), and nails tied in to make circles (scarf)

 








 

First attempt using an ancient dye source

Latest eco dyed silk/cotton dress on display outside Gone Rustic today. Weld (dyers rocket) in the dyepot; various leaves and iron nails in the bundle.
All of the clothes I eco dye are vintage/retro. I look for quality and detail, as well as lovely fabric. This dress met all these requirements!