When the wind blows the eco-dyer gets excited by the possibilities........
Updated: Aug 19, 2021
We always get strong westerly winds here on the coast in winter. When this happens some of my neighbourhood eucalyptus trees drop a few leaves. The local gang of Cockatoos help with this as well. Sometimes those that I collect end up in the compost because I don't have time to do anything with them. However, this year, with not having teaching work again (COVID!), I had a few days that I dedicated to eco-printing and dyeing. I have made a few things for myself and some gifts, and have listed a few items on my website here. Its been very pleasant hand stitching in front of the tv in the evenings, and to gather leaves on my afternoon walks. Its quit meditative actually. I have been trying out a few new techniques and have been rapt with the results. Spying a new (or perhaps its been rebuilt from a previous year) magpie nest in one of the trees that I collect from was very exciting, although I may have to avoid that one over spring.
This is a cape that I made combining a scarf and a shrug. Apologies if I make you dizzy.
This is a shawl that I am also rather proud of.
All in all, I am happy with my recent creative efforts. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these items I may be tempted to sell them to you. The cape is $200 and the large leaf feather winged Shawl is $150. Or I can make you something equally as beautiful and unique. Send me an enquiry and we can talk.