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repurpose clothing, grevillea robusta

Grevillea robusta, also known as silky oak is an evergreen flowering tree with fern-like leaves, and striking yellow-orange comb-like flowers. Note: The flowers and fruit are poisonous and can cause skin irritation, so care and caution should be taken into consideration when … 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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