Eco prints – 2 kinds of eucalyptus leaves

 
I background dyed this thrifted cashmere scarf first in some used dye, then layered it with leaves and wrapped and tied it around an iron spring. Steamed for 2 hours and unwrapped the next day.

Winter sunshine (I am in Tasmania after all!)

Eco dyed silk and wool, air drying on our tiny verandah.

 The sunlight makes it all look golden, but there is actually a lot of purple, green and soft orange as well! Closeup pics soon.

winter market

yes, it’s winter down under … my market stall this weekend











purple and green

finished a purple scarf in my currently favourite queen anne’s lace patternqueen anne's lace scarf 4b - rita summers 2013

the yarn is panda ‘fiesta’, and has silver threads as highlightsqueen anne's lace scarf 4a - rita summers 2013

i’m now working on a green scarf in the same patternqueen anne's lace scarf 5a - rita summers 2013

it is a unique hand dyed tasmanian alpaca that i found in the alpaca shoppe in deloraine

this is a finer and more delicate-looking scarf than the others i’ve made so far

it’s been interesting seeing how different the same pattern looks when made in different colours and yarns …