Tag Archives: artwear

dyeing with bleach

Here’s another one of my dabblings– transforming an old garment using bleach, a simple household item to create an interesting surface design of fabric. So, why black? Though black is the absence of all colors, as a pigment it is often … 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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buzzing summer

  This summer, I have been putting my sewing machine into good use. It is an older Singer sewing machine with tabletop and detachable discs for various types of stitch patterns. I had it for almost 10 years now–I remembered walking into a thrift store … Continue reading

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lagenlook, easy peasy

The word, Lagen-look, literally means layered look in German. It is a European style of dressing by wearing different layers and lengths of clothing according to the seasons; such as lightweight fabrics in the summer, and thicker and heavier fabrics … Continue reading

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eco chic fashion

The word, ‘eco’ is actually short for ecology. Ecology is a science and study of the relationships between living things or organisms and their environment. Eco friendly, is a term that refers in goods made with the minimal or no … Continue reading

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revamp old to new naturally: linen dress

    This 2-piece linen dress and wrap has been with me since my kids were in high school.  For this project, I used an iron metal spoon to wrap up the garment with eucalyptus leaves.  The iron metal from … Continue reading

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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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