This year I have been making eco prints (inspired by originator India Flint) – on scraps of fabric, on upcycled clothing, and on silk and wool scarves. Eco printing involves rolling or folding leaves and plants in fabric, and steaming or boiling them.
My prints, which I am calling ‘wearable landscapes’, are almost exclusively from Australian native plants such as eucalyptus, banksia, grevillea, casuarina and bracken. Sometimes I might embellish with rust colours from old iron items, or orange/yellow splashes of onion skins or turmeric. Some examples are below, or on the Wearable landscapes page.
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NOTE – prints are remarkably colour fast, although do tend to change a little over time depending on exposure to light, and how they are washed.