Tag Archives: wearable art

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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before and after

In this post, I am sharing with you a two-step process using a plain silk fabric that was first dyed blue in indigo vat dye; and then contact printed the dyed fabric with plant materials to create an interesting design … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, lac

Laccifer or Kerria Lacca or Lac is a parasitic scale bug that feeds on the sap of certain tropical trees and secretes a sticky resin. The resin-like secretion hardens when exposed to air; it forms a protective crust around the insect as it dines on … 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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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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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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