eco dyed 2013

This was last year work and there are some pieces that I didn’t share here on this blog. Thought I take this opportunity to do it before I get overwhelmed with other projects.

E. cinerea leaves and stems on raw silk

I used the stems to outline a dress shape

Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven), still wet on fabric

unfurling the frongs of Ailanthus altissima, or tree of heaven

dark imprints of tied string markings

plant imprints on a piece of wood from months of eco printing

seeded eucalyptus and onion skin, with iron rust on silk

cotton tee-shirt bundled in rusty can with eucalyptus

eucalyptus leaves dipped in iron solution on cotton

acer leaf print on silk

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3 Responses to eco dyed 2013

  1. Terrie says:

    Acer is most beautiful. I can’t get such pretty purple. Great achievement for 2013.


  2. mltai says:

    Thanks, my most humble appreciation on your kind comments and visiting my blog.


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