This is a blog post on Natural printing on fabric using the ‘dirty pot’ method. I have not long ago tried the ‘dirty pot’ method. As many would know by now my work and blog are moving more toward textile design which is my main passion. So I have been on social media notably Instagram […]
This is a blog post on natural fabric printing using cotton. Natural printing also known as eco printing is a type of print that uses natural leaves and flowers to make a print on fabric. It is an amazing and easy technique to learn but to get sharp prints it does require certain skills and
This is a blog post on fabric printing with St John’s wort. St John’s wort is a perennial plant/ weed that grows easily in Mediterranean and temperate climates. Another name for this plant is Hypericum Perforatum. The flowers in particular from this plant produces an amazing variety of colors. The leaves also do produce a
This is a blog post on making indigo fabric resist paste. It is another type of pattern-making technique on fabric. Over the recent, these years I have found a fascination with fabric dyeing with indigo. In fact with all sorts of indigo. Now I want to push the boundaries and experiment even more. I am
This blog post is on how to choose leaves for natural fabric printing. I have previously written about fabric printing. In the beginning, there were some with great success and not so with some. Along the way, I found that leaves that make the patterns on natural printing play an important role in the process.
This is a blog post on how to print fabric using Cotinus leaves. It is also known as a smoke tree as the matured plant produces fluffy grey smoke-like clouds that resemble smoke. The long name is called Cotinus coggygria (red beauty). There are a few varieties of Cotinus from what I understand not all
Here is a blog post on how to eco print fabric using the microwave. Eco print simply means producing natural prints on fabrics. It uses flowers and leaves to produce prints using natural dyes and mordants. I started knowing about this craft sometime last year and over that period I just practice like mad. I