Monday, December 30, 2013

unwrapping fabric bundles

The wrapping of these fabric bundles occurred throughout the month of November. As each bundle formed it was placed into a hanging basket and the rest was left to time and the sun. I've previously dyed fabrics using rusty objects and have also explored how onions skins and beetroot color fabric but was quite taken with the idea of extending it to utilize items and foliage from ones immediate surrounds ie our garden. The inspiration for these bundles has come from the book "Eco Colour" by India Flint and in particular the chapter on solar dyeing. 1. detail shot of fabric number four 2. cactus cloth - peach leaves, rusty items, vinegar 3. PFD kona cotton - fallen macadamia leaves, coffee, vinegar, rusty wheel 4. PFD Kona Cotton - geranium leaves, coffee, rusty coil, rusty bolts, vinegar 5. PFD Kona Cotton - fallen bamboo foliage, rusty items, coffee, vinegar 6. detail shot of the cactus cloth (this piece was only outside for a little over a week). The first bundle was unwrapped on Christmas day, what a wonderful treat. There's still a couple more bundles to unwrap and of course I've made up a couple of new ones which I'm looking at unwrapping around Australia Day (end of January)

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  1. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these!

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    1. Thanks Chris, I'll bring these pieces along to the next ICC meeting for show n tell.

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  2. Wow these bundles have come out well Mel - happy designing!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, I had a wonderful time unwrapping them.

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