Monday, September 4, 2017


This week I have been doing some dyeing with cochineal and making eco print scarves . . . yummy!

Here are a few pictures of the finished scarves:
The scarves on the left and right in the above photo are habotai silk that was eco printed with leaves from my garden and the colour was shifted to a purple-pink by using iron in the process.  The scarf in the centre is silk-wool and it printed a much darker colour to start with, almost a cherry red, and after the eco printing it has settled to a raspberry shade with the leaves showing up as more red ... a beautiful effect that will make a gorgeous winter scarf. Detail photo of the silk-wool scarf below.

Below is a detail photo of the leaves on one of the habotai silk scarves.