Eco Dyeing

Eco dyeing is the more recent element of my art practice..

In 2011 I began hearing about printing with leaves and was fascinated with the idea of recording a place or event this way. (If only I had had a proper look at “Eco Colour” by India Flint back when I was selling it at Borders! I could have started this journey sooner!)

My winter ode to my local TallowWood trees.

A gallery of images of a,bunch of Eucalyptus leaves and fabrics eco dyed from them

I was recently invited to attend the opening of the Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition by my former teacher. In typical Eco Dyer fashion I made off with the table centre piece! (I continually complain about how cold Toowoomba was so I knew the leaves would give good colour!)

A large piece of  eco dyed woollen fabric on a washing line in a green garden

This piece of moody wonderfulness was only with me for 24 hours! After unbundling it I was so in love with it that I took it along with me to an event the next day and it sold! 🧡

My stand at Gumfest 2022 in the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens