Category Archives: sewing project

finally

After a short break, I am back finally!  These past months, I had been busy with other activities and hobbies. I’d taken a workshop about the process of soap making and have been churning up batches of recipes in a … Continue reading

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indigo dyed dress

This is the dress made from a fabric that was dyed and contact printed with botanicals and then pre-cut for a dress,  as described in last week’s post; “before and after“. This past weekend I assembled the dress that you see below. I love … Continue reading

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eco dyed and stitched

I made this sleeveless dress top for myself over the weekend. It is a simple design with an elastic neckline. The fabric is silk twill, a light weight material with a smooth and silky surface. The fabric was first eco-printed with Dyer’s chamomile … Continue reading

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bounty from the garden

Thanks to the lovely spring weather, the flowers are blooming in our garden. I am happy that the glorious season of sunshine is upon us. We’ve been in drought conditions for the past few years, so despite all the sunshine, I hope … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, pecan

This will be my first post for year 2015. Wishing all my readers a peaceful and joyous New Year! Over the Christmas holidays, I found a pecan tree on my walk home from the library. It was quite by accident actually, as … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, eucalyptus sideroxylon

Last week, I discovered a medium sized eucalyptus tree at the corner of the parking lot of a nearby shopping center. I walked closer to have a good look. To my surprise, it is a Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon), a … Continue reading

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cat’s prowl and pumpkin gleam—trick or treat

Halloween or “All Hollow’s Eve is a fun holiday celebrated on the night of October 31st. It is an evening filled with activities of dressing up in masks and costumes, houses decorated with spider webs and carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating for … Continue reading

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a shift dress in fall colors

I eco printed this dress with dried eucalyptus leaves and fresh Agonis, and over dyed it in brazilwood dye bath. The dried leaves were pre-soaked in some water before printing. I am thrilled with the result and happy to share. *Unauthorized … Continue reading

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luna top, sewing pattern

One Sunday morning, I woke up with this crazy idea about making a garment with 3 holes. I told John about it and he gave me a puzzled look. So, without a moment wasted, I got out of bed  and … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, purple in logwood

Logwood tree, (Haematoxylon campechianum), is the heartwood of a tree that was used for a long time as a natural source for dyeing and staining hunting traps. The trees grow in Central and South America, parts of Brazil and India. Logwood chips harvested … Continue reading

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