For quite a few years I have been experimenting with merging 2 of my creative passions, gardening & textiles.
Learning from books and online, I have tried various techniques to try and extract colour and shape from my garden onto cloth.
Last year whilst stalking the Committed to Cloth website (I have wanted to visit there for such a long time), I saw an Eco Printing course was available with Brunhilde Scheidmeir. Not knowing whether I would be physically well enough to do I booked it.
Then the wait began, nearly a whole year!
Well in August I did manage to complete the 3 day residential course and loved it. Brundhilde is a lovely person and I very much enjoyed working with her.
Because I wasn’t new to the technique I had lots of questions about how I could improve what I had been doing and taking direction from Brunhilde that’s exactly what I have achieved, oh and some fabulous pieces which I love.
I was very disciplined about the samples I wanted to test taking lots of plant material from my garden as that is what is closest to hand and using it with different mordants.
I had various levels of success with the different plants but I learnt lots even giving me ideas (as if I need anymore) about what plants to grow purely so I can harvest them.
It wasn’t all ‘work’ and no play though as I had also planned to make some scarves based on the outcome of the samples.
Here they are being created….
I was really pleased with this one on paper.
Join me for the next post where I will share more photos of the finished scarves.
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