Thinking of Tuscany, my mind recalled the scenery of lined cypress on the undulating hills. I used the simple strokes of casaurina and a few rose and euc leaves to make the eco prints on the wool sheet and turned it into shawl-vest.
我以一些桉樹葉, 玫瑰葉及幾條馬尾松以植物印染技巧在羊毛絨上做出我的 "托斯卡尼" 主題被肩背心.
Landscapes of Tuscany is brilliant no matter day and night. The scenic views around my friend's medieval town Sarteano
Since returned from Italy a week, I've made a few eco prints and wool felt stuff with the theme of cypress.
I put the casaurina, rose leaves and assorted euc leaves on wool sheet
Bundled and boiled in turmeric pot for 1.5 hours then added logwood chips into the pot to make the dye a bit darker yellow.
Unbundled it...... as expected....
Let it dry on the floor with sunshine .......
We're into fall, quite a crispy day and all dried in no time.
I cut the wool sheet two arm holes and lined with my dyed silk straps.
All done in a day
I dance I wrap myself ........
My Tuscany dream realised. I put my feet into the scenic region and got inspired by the brilliant views. This is the theme of "cypress" multi- styled shawl.
Slip into arm holes make it a vest
Or casual wrap or drape
The tie lines are striking
Simply a wearable of my "Tuscany dream"
After the shawl prints, another project is in the make. My plate is full, can't help myself. Any way a break is need.
Until next time.