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.
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.
The results are very subtle and pretty.
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.
If you'd like to learn more you can book into our Eco Printing and Natural Dyeing workshop.