My class of eco print and wool felt scarf held yesterday. Students were brilliant to have made each 2 pieces of silk and a wool felt scarf with leaves bundles.
While the silk fabrics were in the vinegar water, students began the wool felt scarf with whitle merino wool.
When the wool felt scarf was completed, they designed the layout of leaves over the scarves.
Bundles look like rice dumplings.
After boiling and stayed for some 7 hours. Got the reddish/orange leaves prints
Mogi, "I like the yummy color ....
Eucalyptus is a good ingredient in eco dye. Some give red, some brown, some green, the euc cinerea always come red. We also used rose leaves to have some greenish. They made it, a scarf, a shawl or a wrap, whatever purpose you want, may be a table runner ?
Below are their wonderful creations.
A silk scarf
A wool felt wrap
A wool felt scarf or a table running
A light silk wrap
A yummy chiffon scarf
Prints on silk are soft.
Prints on wool are stronger.
Thanks for students joining my class. It's a Tue evening, a working day. They
keen on learning and have the passion of handmade stuff. I'm happy to share. Do hope to promote the concept of sustainability and awareness of natural dyes.
Mogi, "Mum, are you serious in the mission? Looks like you bury deep in dyeing. "
Eco dye is amazing. With the combination of iron, sometimes painting effects can be achieved. Will post my recent experiments shortly.