I’ll have a Green Christmas

This video was made in partnership with Greenvelope.   It’s December! Here are some tips and ideas of things you can do to make the holidays a little greener: Give mindfully Give gifts you know will get used instead of random stuff. Experiences, consumables, your time, charity donations, and digital gifts (subscriptions, games, e-books, music, etc.) all make great gifts without … Read More

Tank from a Skirt DIY

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Today is Fashion Revolution Day! I am taking part in the HAULternative movement which instead of traditional hauls of cheap, fast-fashion clothes, people create hauls of vintage, second-hand, DIY, investment, rented, or swapped clothing. I created a video of garments I updated and customized. One of the items was a skirt which I turned into a tank top. I found … Read More

How To Dye Silk with Roses and Irises

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This is my first tutorial video; it covers a basic approach to naturally dyeing using an easy eco-printing technique. If you are new to natural dyeing, using flowers and leaves from your garden is a great way to start. Just know that nothing will turn out how you expect (usually it turns out better) and it is a very experimental … Read More

DIY Scrap Material Bunny

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Have small pieces of fabric? Why not make this little bunny.   It was designed to use up scrap fabric from some of the clothing projects I’ve recently made. You can click on the picture or this link to be taken to the Fallow Slow Goods blog where you can view and save the pdf pattern which can be printed … Read More

Lemon Juice Bleach Printing

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Lemon juice can be used to lighten hair and brighten white laundry, so the natural bleaching properties can easily be utilized in textile dyeing. I like to use lemon juice to recreate a reverse print of objects with interesting shapes and edges. This one was done on a cotton canvas dyed with pomegranate and an iron mordant – and as … Read More

Onion Skin Drop Stitch Scarf

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Onion skins are a readily available and lovely natural dye, easily accumulated in your own kitchen or you can ask grocery stores or restaurants. The resulting colours are a range of golden-yellows and oranges. The more you have the better! I usually boil the skins for 30-40 minutes, add the fabric or fibre and keep warm for about an hour … Read More

Eucalyptus Natural Dye Experiment

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Recently I found some dried eucalyptus in the grocery store and decided use it as a dye. I have always wanted to use eucalyptus but unfortunately they are not common plants here. I didn’t know what to expect because there was no information about what kind of eucalyptus it was. Eucalyptus is a favorite among dyers as the different species … Read More

Iris -Eco Print

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Having seen lovely blue and green dyes from irises, I harvested some of these yellow and deep purple ones for printing. I bundled the irises and some pink rose petals into a cotton and silk blend, bias slip dress, and gently steamed it for around an hour. Unwrapping the bundle later, I was excited to find bright blues and almost … Read More

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