Thursday, June 19, 2014

Eco printed autumn themed scarfs 秋意盎然植物印染絲巾

 We're into hot summer but a light scarf is still a fashion accessory in air-con office. To have a crispy summer day, I made the fall themed scarfs with mixed colors.
The two scarfs,  above and below of different patterns.

 This one with few strokes of pine prints as tree branches and a few rose leaves,  some eucalyptus cinerea for the bright orange / reddish.

 The "before and after" of leaves laying - casaurina pines, assorted euc, rose leaves and maples
 Shades of color are due to iron mordant and assorted euc.
 After 1.5 hours boiling came the bold prints
"Hearts" of euc cinerea
 Rose leaves with iron mordant
 Rose leaf without direct iron mordant but "immersed" by the nearby leaves.
 Maple leaves with iron mordant
Silk scarf with mixed windfalls
Quite some people asked me about eco printing, lots enquiries from local, Argentina, Chile, US......even Uruguay.  Well, I'm happy to share with like-minded.

If you're the first time to make a silk scarf with this prints without any mordant, are you happy?  That's done by my student's first time under my guidance.

 For beginners if they can do prints of orange / reddish shades from eucalyptus with simple process I suppose would be pleased. Some people said that they'd never got bright color, sharp prints, dark shades...... I said eco printing is quite regionalism.  Plants, water, soil, temperature, process and methods of making are factors of outcome.  Here in Hong Kong I rarely have purple, blue or yellow direct prints from leaves.or flowers.  

 With more experiments I can make shades.  Mogi is happy in the shade!
 This scarf is on my ETSY shop
Also this one on my ETSY shop 
Linking with CreativePrincess
Have a good day !


  1. Beautiful scarves. Mogi is beautiful too!

  2. I always love your eco- scarves, Terriea! I regularly wear the one that you gave me in Portugal the first year and I LOVE it...and think of you each and every time! XXO

    1. Thank you Heather for always thinking of me. This time of last and the previous year we're together in Portugal. Time flies. Hope to meet again sometime somewhere !

  3. Yes, they're lovely. Yet another craft on the list of Things To Try!

  4. Stunning eco-scarves, love them!!! Your Mogi is adorable!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  5. Your art is always so beautiful. It really comes through that you love what you do.

  6. I just adore your new little girls dress,
    The scarves you created are each one a masterpiece, the way you take nature and use it for your inspiration is such beautiful work,

    1. Thank you Laurie. I love my sweet darling neighbor showing my dress too. Nature is full of inspiration and resources.

  7. Hello Terriea, your nuno felted Eco scarfs are so very lovely. I especially like how you knotted the scarf on the right. Wonderful work. Hugs Judy

    1. Thank you Judy. There're lots of ways to do eco printing with natural resources now. Just like to explore.

  8. Such a pretty scarf - and so elegant.


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