‘Le Dress’

 
Now on display in my studio window (my studio is attached to the gallery). I eco dyed the silk for couturier Rudolf Ramseyer; dress commissioned for Miss Universe Australia entrant Stephanie King. Sponsored by Ruche Fabrics, Launceston.

Eco dyeing on the catwalk

 
I am thrilled to announce that the dress I eco dyed for Tasmanian Miss Universe Australia entrant Stephanie King, in collaboration with couturier Rudolf Ramseyer, is now on display in the window of my studio. There are 15 metres of silk in this, which was donated by Ruche Fabrics. A project that both challenged and excited me … Call in soon and see it for yourself! [Photography: Jarred Seng]

Transformation

 
This upcycled pure silk top was pale pink originally; steamed for 2 hours after 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.

Size – S 

Getting ready …

… 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.