Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Sketchbook Project 2013

How exciting....my sketchbook arrived today! Really looking forward to getting stuck in and becoming a part of the Sketchbook Project!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dandelion Seed Photos

I love how elegant these little seed heads are. They look as though they are about to jump and skip off into the wind at any second.........very magical!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Eco printing

Whilst researching mordants I have come across this fascinating blog that demonstrates the results of alot eco printing experiments which are really beautiful! There is also some information about using soy milk as a mordant....very interesting!!!


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Textile Blog...natural dye processes

Loving this blog I have just come across. Full of info and advise about natural dyes, shibori and world textiles....and Nat even uses sea water as a mordant!!! Check it out:


Friday, 4 May 2012

Natural Dye Research

So I have been thinking recently that I really want to refine my dyeing processes and knowledge of natural dyes....especially the use of local natural dyes. This has inspired me to dedicate some time over the next few months (whilst I wait for my baby to be born!) towards investigating natural dyes and expanding my dye knowledge and process.

I have lots of notes from the ISEND (International Symposium and Exhibition on Natural Dyes)conference last spring in La Rochelle so I will be revising some of the information I discovered there.

Also thinking much more about working with nature. Here is a very interesting dye process that I have come across on the net. It has inspired me to not only try out some location dyeing but also to investigate the properties of using sea water as a mordant.