Thursday, September 13, 2012

Eucalyptus!


My wonderful sister-in-law, Molly,
has twice gifted me with packets of Eucalyptus leaves
from Southern California.
I am indeed a lucky girl!
Eucalyptus is like gold to a natural dyer!
So, I am making the most of her generosity,
and learning the fine points of Eucalyptus dyeing.

About a month ago, I dyed two bundles,
and I unfurled them two days ago.
I'm really excited about their outcome.
The piece of silk pictured above was rolled on a copper pipe.
I love the different layers of color.


Above is the entire length of silk.
I felt like I had won the jackpot!

Here are two more detailed shots:



Needless to say, I've pretty much gone over to the 'dark side'!
I have at least one more series piece to complete using 
manufactured dyes.....
but I wonder where I'll go from there?
only time will tell!

peace



4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Judy, that cloth is beautiful. I too like the variety of color from the euc leaves. Dark side or not, you are creating beautiful cloth.

Karoda said...

the shape and colour of the leaves are lovely. Is there a significance to using the copper?

Gerrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous fabric. I am still not going there.

yvette said...

you lucky you!