Handmaker's Factory

Experimenting with natural dyeing - part 2

Natural dyeing & eco printing

We had some beautiful leucospermum flowers in the studio (also known as pincushions) leftover from an Ink & Spindle photoshoot. After we had enjoyed their beauty and they finally wilted I pulled the flower heads apart to see what results I would get eco printing onto silk.

Natural dyeing & eco printing

I sprinkled them onto the wet silk along with some rose petals my girls collected from the footpath on the walk to school. The silk was then tightly rolled, tied with string and steamed for a few hours.

Natural dyeing & eco printing

The results are very subtle and pretty. 

Natural dyeing & eco printing

I really love the results of eco printing. It's a great way to use up spent flowers and leaves and you can create intentional patterns or go for a more random print. 

Natural dyeing & eco printing

If you'd like to learn more you can book into our Eco Printing and Natural Dyeing workshop.


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    The whole concept of natural dyeing and eco printing is very exciting! The possibilities are endless and each piece unique!

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