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 weave fabric), with eucalyptus leaves bundled with a rusty pipe and steamed it for about an hour. Then, the bundle was removed from the pot; let to cooled and then dipped into the indigo dye. Here is the fun part that I love the most–as if by magic, when the bundle was removed from the dye vat, it changes color, from yellowish-green to blue after it had been oxidized in the air. I am happy with the result, and happy to share.
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