Daily Archives: January 3, 2015

Eco Print on Paper (Accidental Resist Dye)


Sometimes in natural/eco dyeing, the plant matter used acts as a resist, in that it blocks the dye/dyes from imprinting the paper or other material. In this piece, the eucalyptus leaf I used, instead of acting as a dye, has inhibited dye (the white bit) from penetrating the paper. It’s called resist dyeing. There are whole ancient traditions of resist dyeing. Look up Ikat and Bandhani; and tie-dye. Continue reading

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