Archive for November, 2010

Natural Dyeing

November 26, 2010

Spent a wonderful day with my Adelaide Friends sitting around the pot colouring up fabric and paper with an array of stuff – from onion skins, leaves to bottle brush flowers.

Various silk fabrics dyed with leaves etc.

and here is my papers…

Natural dyed paper

What I love about colouring fabric this way is that, unlike rusting, you don’t end up with a fabric that’s so hard to stitch through. The onion skins in particular give a lovely coppery tone to the silk.  Fresh leaves etc is the best and next time I’m going to play with more flowers too.

The fabric and the paper was bundled together with the onion skins, leaves, flowers etc and then simmered for 1/2 hour in a pot.


Swapbook Finale

November 17, 2010

Its November and the group I’m in Reddy Arts Textile Group has finished our swapbook challenge for this year. My book was entitled “Colours of India” and here are the results.

My front cover

Ths was followed by Di’s page.

Di's page

and so on…

Jill's Page

Brenda's Bollywood

Donna's Bollywood

Jennie’s Elephants
Sue’s Elephant’s Hat!

and lastly…

Helen’s Indian Bling

and that’s the end of the swap for 2010!