I’ve just spent a week at Bellingen’s annual Camp Creative, and I think I might be developing a new obsession – dyeing natural fabrics with plant pigments.
For five days, the ever patient Anne Leon guided us as we experimented with leaves, seeds, flowers, twigs and vegetables which we placed between layers of natural fabric and then wrapped around pvc pipe, folded, clamped or tied and dropped into simmering pots of lemon myrtle, eucalyptus, red cabbage and brown or red onion.
With mordant (setting agent) added, the magic started …
During the week we all learnt a new mantra:
“there are no mistakes, just unexpected results”
Here is a selection of unexpected results which I am happy to show off.
Perhaps the weeds in my ever increasing collection could be put to
a creative use instead of just being composted ?
6 thoughts on “Naturally beautiful dyeing …”
a great week and lots of creative learning.
Yes, we all had such fun, and I can’t wait to experiment some more. I am already prowling round the garden looking for possibilities.
me too. And on the hunt for large boiling pots!
Aha – I bought a medium sized one at the markets on Saturday. Looks like we might be competing for pots!
How beautiful and exciting… I look forward to seeing the fabrics 😊
I love the new look of your blog…very fresh and compliments your fabulous photos too 🙂