16 February 2012

burlap & eco dye fusion

There are all kind of weird ways to categorize people, one of them could be 1* people who pay their bills in time, never get late to a dinner party and always do as they plan. 2* people that don't. I for one belong in that second category. I don't feel that bad about it.

The 21th of July 2009 I bought this pattern, and only a few days ago I finally got around to make some. How about that? I had some eco dye fabric that was kind of insignificant, so I used it for the lining. The burlap is coffee sacks I got from my coffee pusher - Just Coffee - the best organic, fair trade coffee in the state of Denmark!

The coffee sacks comes from Mexico, my coffee pusher is american, the plants are local and so are the wool from which I spun the yarn in the bucket. It's kind of like the internet - it's a small world sometimes ...

08 February 2012

Stitching & Mending

Ever so slowly, stitching and mending an old skirt back to life, using leftover and discarded scraps of silk fabric which has had a dip in the dye pot. Reusing. Repairing. Refashioning. Reviving.


02 February 2012

Walnut Ink

I found some black walnuts in a cardboard box behind the house. If I remember rightly, someone gave them to me almost two years ago. They were quite shrivelled, but undoubtably still full of dye stuff. So I boiled them in some water a few hours, strained the soup through a piece of muslin - et voilá: walnut ink! Testing:

Printing with home made eraser stamp and walnut ink. There seem to be endless possibilities with this magical potion. I'll keep you posted!