Monthly Archives: July 2014

deep blue almost violet, my indigo heaven

This post was inspired by Pia Best, an online friend with whom I share my interest in eco printing and dyeing. Her indigo dyeing with eucalyptus and indigo is exquisite and stunning. I hope to meet her someday in person to learn her techniques. I made this in viscose jersey (a tight … Continue reading

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nature’s gift

This is a rare and unusual plant that I must share on this blog. I planted this on the curb to scare away the dogs from littering. On several occasions, I have seen our neighbor dog took a sniff and … Continue reading

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solar or sun kissed dyeing

Solar, or sun kissed (my term), is a fun and natural method of coloring fabric using the energy and power of the sun. All you need is a glass jar, some botanical, alum, silk fabric, rubber bands, and water. I’ve … Continue reading

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sushi anyone?

One weekend, I took a ride with a girlfriend of mine to a wholesale flower mart in downtown San Francisco. This place has over fifty vendors specializing in a large variety of cut flowers, foliage, plants, and floral supplies. It … Continue reading

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coreopsis and wild fennel on silk

A quick post on last weekend bundle that I had wrapped with coreopsis and wild fennel, a harvest from the garden. I steamed the bundle in a pot with some vinegar in the water. The aroma from the simmering dyebath filled the … Continue reading

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eco print with lion’s tail

Leonotis leonurus, commonly known as lion’s tail or wild dagga is a native plant from South Africa; and a species of the mint family. It is an evergreen shrub with aromatic leaves and bright orange flowers. Lion’s tail is known for … Continue reading

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purple eco print using Agonis

I found this tree in the parking lot of a restaurant where we had eaten dinner. It is a small tree with dark burgundy foliage consisting of narrow, willowy leaves. I am curious to find out if the dark colored leaves prints a deep violet color. I cut a branch home … Continue reading

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hello, July

How many of us have at least an item of clothing in our closet that has never been worn or perhaps forgotten it ever exists? I must admit, that sometimes, I have the tendency to buy something that it’s either … Continue reading

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