Tag Archives: Botanical Dyeing

Black Bean Dye and Black Bean Soup


“Beans, you know, are beautifully shaped, like a new church, like modern architecture, like a planned city”  ― Janet Frame, Scented Gardens for the Blind My love affair with Titanium oxalate continues … In my search for blue, I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015 heads off to Miami


The Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015 is rolling towards Miami as I write, where it will be on show in the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) at 1103 Biscayne Blvd between June 19 and 21.

Please go if you can, if you’re in Miami next weekend, and check out my sketchbook. Continue reading

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A Perambulation of the Corpus Striatum


An image is forming.

This is an eco print on cotton from a recent batch. The red lines are imprints of the red sari silk I used to tie up this little test bundle for steaming. It made me think veins and I saw how I could use this to develop my Below the Line project. Continue reading

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My First Eco Prints


This is one of the results of my first batch ever of eco prints. I did a number of bundles, as they are called, using leaves and flowers gathered from my own garden. I just used whatever fabrics and papers I had to hand, sandwiched the organic matter between two sheets of whatever, then rolled them up and bound them tightly. I then steamed them for an hour or so and set them aside for a week. Continue reading

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