Tag Archives: eco prints on wool

staying warm and cozy

Following up from my last post on shawl wraps I’ve made for the cold weather, here are two more. The first one is made with a combination of eucalyptus, California pepper tree, or Shinus molle, and casuarina pine needles. In this close … Continue reading

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November highlights

The month of November is when the cold winds begin to blow and marks the beginning of winter. It is also a month where we celebrate “Thanksgiving”, a national holiday in the U.S. It is a holiday of giving thanks … Continue reading

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festive with pepper tree

Schinus molle (California pepper tree, Peruvian pepper tree), is an evergreen tree with willowy like leaves and branches that bears clusters of red berries. It is a beautiful tree when it is covered with red berries. The berries or peppercorns … Continue reading

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new season, new wardrobe

Eco printing on wool is so lovely. Since wool is a protein fiber it takes up natural dyes or pigments like “ducks to water”.  I am having a wonderful time bundling and exploring the colors of this season. This shawl wrap was … Continue reading

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new season

The beginning of fall is the perfect time for cleaning and preparing the house and garden for the colder weather. Trees and shrubs are pruned and trimmed for new growth next year. This is also time for “changing over the … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, catalpa

Following up last week’s post of catalpa leaves print on watercolor paper, here is a post using the same leaves on wool fabric. Mouse over picture for larger view. *Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission … Continue reading

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freshly dyed, eco markings

A quick post before we drive to Monterey, on the pacific coast for the weekend. I found this weed growing in our backyard, creeping on my citrus and tomato plants. It has small white trumpet flowers growing on thin stems. I checked my … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: sample test on merino wool jersey

I received some jersey wool samples from a fabric store in Los Angeles. The samples are 100% merino wool of different grades and weight. Wool, being a protein (animal) fiber is a wonderful medium to work for eco-dyeing. The fiber is … Continue reading

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