An Introduction to Eco-printing by Artist Fatima Canelas Pais of Traditional Dye Works This article has generated a debate over the use of cling film in eco printing (clear plastic) on Instagram . You can join the debate on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter simply by commenting the article below. A friend of mine, who loves nature, liked the result of some of my eco-printing experiments on… Read More One Leaf at a Time: Leaves Print Their Signature on a Scarf!
As you all know we are big fans of natural colours and we couldn’t help but showcase some of the gorgeous products from this wonderful artist, Rebecca Desnos from London. Apart from all the beautiful things you can find on her Etsy shop she also shares her knowledge on an eBook – ‘Botanical Colour at your Fingertips’.… Read More How to extract dye from wild plants, garden herbs, kitchen waste, as well as fruit and vegetables & more!
In this part we continue to discover the beauty of eco printing and natural dyes on more textiles but also on felt and on paper To start from the beginning of our journey read Artists, Textiles and Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One) 1 – Nicola Brown – Clasheen Natural and timeless, I print interior accessories and art to wear using… Read More Artists, Nature & the Wonder Begins … (Part Two)
I thought it would be a good idea to put together a few eco print works to really showcase the variety of techniques that fall under this type of textile art. This variety occurs for different reasons. Each individual artist, for example, is always experimenting and constantly creates new recipes. Eco print artists use different… Read More Artists, Textiles & Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One)
I found this very interesting article on this website, Foodie Underground, that tells you a little bit of history of dye plants and also teaches you how to plant five different dye plants for your garden, such as marigolds, coreopsis, and yarrow, madder and indigo. Beyond the environmental reasons, growing plants and dyeing with them is a way… Read More Tips on How to Plant a Dye Garden
Experimenting, Learning & Creating with Downy Oak, Helichrysum and Maple in a Madder Dye You learn a lot when you take a natural fabric printing course; you learn how to recognise and catalogue plants, you acquire the techniques used for printing, and learn how to select plant materials according to what results it should produce on… Read More Natural Impressions on Textile
Since a very long time I’m addicted to dyeing animal fibres (wool, silk) with plants. This knowledge combined with felting, creating cloths and eco printing (or botanical-contact-natural printing) creates a world of possibilities, including the use of cellulose fibres (hemp, cotton, viscose…) and recycled fabric. When I’m creating I totally forget the world around me.… Read More Craft Project: Ecoprinting on Paper by Wolleboom
India Flint is a world renowned textile artist from Australia, famous for her (re)discovery of the eucalyptus leaf eco-printing technique. She travels the world exhibiting and teaching about sustainable fabric dyeing options which venerate rather than exploit our Earth. The image above illustrates so many things that I love about her work. She kindly allowed… Read More Adventures in Scotland with India Flint By Justine Aldersey-Williams, The Wild Dyery