How many natural prints, contact prints, eco prints fabrics I have made? I have no idea but not less than 100 yards since I ever encountered this amazing fabric arts. All those fabrics of course not all up to my expectation. Oh no, I can't say "expectation" as we can not expect too much the outcome of this sort of natural prints. We should appreciate the natural outcome and enjoy the process. I have made some nuno felting with those fabrics and lots gave away to friends or sold. I have a good record for all my experiments and teaching of natural prints / dyes. My pdf eco-prints tutorial since listed in ETSY four months have sold numerous copies, that's very encouraging. I have to say the money earned is just good for me to buy more fabrics for experiments and good for my travels to learn more and chances for interaction overseas.
Here's a series of garments made with my natural prints, simply sewed and tied knots.
Casaurina and camellia printed in Israel on silk jersey (before & after images)
Sewed with another natural printed chiffon with neckline and arm holes. Width from left to right is 42", that's the width of fabric. Just sewed the shoulder and waist lines without cutting a scrap.
Back prints of chiffon with onion skins dyed in turmeric bath for an hour.
Simply a free size blouse with a few straight lines sewed
Back of the printed chiffon is a bit longer so I sewed with little folds on both waist.
Front of silk jersey drapes well and the back of chiffon drapes lightly
Tie a knot on one waist bottom
Front and back
Style of two knots
Make it a wrap or scarf from the blouse
That's the multi-styled blouse / scarf / wrap
Another garment, the loose pants made with assorted testing prints
A simple free size pant with a few panels all sewed together without measurement,
without cutting a scrap, just tie the knots on both bottoms, that's it.
My set of loose garment this summer.
I am not good in fashion design and wish to explore the alchemy of botanical prints. That's why I wanted to learn from brilliant artists Irit Dulman and Revital Avidar for another level of garments from nature in the coming days.
Thank you for those who have bought my pdf natural prints tutorial. Anyone who likes to view the link, here it is.