The dyeing techniques require no chemicals and I perform the art of dyeing in
iron, copper and aluminium pots as mordants.
The natural materials are foraged from our property and the local area.
Protein fabrics, such as silk and wool, are perfect for botanical prints.
Cellulose fabrics, like linen and cotton, require some extra alchemy.
Windfall leaves collected to leave a memory of themselves forever.
Nature creates, I arrange.
All bundled up and ready to go.
Copper and iron pots,
a hot fire pit whispering steam
creates alchemy on the fabrics.
An indigo organic vat
is always close at hand
to create a hue of blue.
The fragrance and patterns
is always a stunning moment.