Monthly Archives: July 2013

weekly bundle: fun and flirty dress

I made this dress for myself after dyeing the material with eucalyptus leaves and lichen. The material I used was silk noir or raw silk. It is a nubby fabric with flecks on both sides. Raw silk is 100% natural and … Continue reading

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My obsession with natural dyeing has spawned new acronym around the household.  I  awoke quite early Saturday morning and immediately headed out to the garden shed I use as my studio to start experimenting with some dyeing ideas I had … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: arashi shibori on silk

This weekend I learned another exciting Shibori technique. “Arashi” is the Japanese word for storm. The patterns are always diagonal which suggest the driving rain of a heavy storm. Arashi  Shibori is known as pole wrapping that involves wrapping and binding cloth … Continue reading

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cluster of pearls mounted gumnuts wristband

  On our way back from the hills, we saw several eucalyptus trees on the side of the road covered with red flower.  I asked John to park the car at a shady spot so that I could take some … Continue reading

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