Sewing

The Muresk tops

This pattern has been dubbed the “Muresk top” because it’s based on a copy of a top that I got free on the last day of the garage sale at the Fibres West retreat held at Muresk, and I used fabric that I eco-dyed during my sojourn there. The original top is by a well-known […]

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dyeing

Hapa Zome or hot mess?

Followers on IG may have seen my hapa zome printing experiment and several of you asked for more detail. Hapa Zome is derived from the Japanese art of beating up leaves with hammers, where natural pigments are pounded into fabric. India Flint has a couple of pages dedicated to this in her book “Eco Colour” […]

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Sewing

Madder dyed shirt

Several moons ago (last year) I attended a natural dyeing course with my fellow One Year One Outfit-ers at Trudi Pollard‘s amazing studio. I bought some Cambodian silk from her and dyed it with her madder and this glorious fabric is the result! I was exceedingly anxious about cutting into this precious fabric, but it’s […]

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dyeing

Bubble Bubble toil and trouble

This phrase came to me because I’ve been dyeing some wool for my One Year One Outfit challenge, and I felt very witchy indeed as I was stirring my cauldron and watching my wool change colour! [I have since changed the title, and I know I am misquoting William Shakespeare, but if Walt Disney can do it, so […]

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self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

Dyeing experiment and t-shirts

I may have mentioned that I am participating in the One Outfit One Year challenge, where we participants are going to make a complete outfit from only locally sourced materials. I am a bit of a way down the track, in that I have nearly finished my first item of clothing, but, as I am interested in the […]

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