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

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

Herb Robert -Eco Print

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A while ago I made this white, cotton & silk blend tunic part of a collection for my portfolio. It has been sitting around waiting to be dyed. I found out that Herb Robert (geranium robertianum) produces a brown dye and noticing the little purple flowers around our yard, decided to use it for printing. I used the whole plant except for the roots … Read More