What is Eco Printing?
Eco printing is a beautiful hand-dyed technique using a wide variety of organic and natural materials such as flower petals, whole flower blossoms, herb and plant leaves, branches, dried root and spice powders, whole spices, algae, and rusty metal objects to imprint color and designs onto cotton, silk, or wool fabric.
I love this art form. It speaks to me on so many levels. I love working with the natural materials. I love co-creating art and weaving magic with Mother Nature. I'm never in control of the experience. It's beautiful, chaotic, and always surprising. Each garment is a poem, a movement of color and flow, a unique magical spell.
Materials I use to create these garments include
Rose petals, blossoms, buds, and leaves
Daisy blossoms, stems, and leaves
Sunflower petals, centers, and blossoms
Peony petals and blossoms
Pine tree branches
Rusty wire, old cans, and other found metal objects