Thursday, June 06, 2013

River Meadow Cloth - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

River Meadow Cloth - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas 



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A Sunny Summer Day
a beautiful river meadow in the mountains
undyed cloth
a stone and a hammer
wildflowers, grasses and seeds

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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some little grasses and a piece of undyed cloth
wrapping the flower stems into the cloth 
fold over

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

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pound gently at first 
harder if plant material is thicker

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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a wild thistle leaves beautiful natural dye

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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the last remains of bluebells gone to seed 
yield a gorgeous blue /yellow / green natural dye

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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washing the excess plant materials off in the little 
welsh river 

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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First dye run drying in the sun 

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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Natural dying or Eco Dying or using plant and flower dye for creating one of a kind hand dyed cloth is worth experimenting with for the unexpected results this kind of technique yields 

a little bit of natures magic
pigments pure

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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some wet river stones layed on top of the eco dyed cloth after it has dried
rewetting small areas with the wet stone leaves beautiful 
watercolor like edges on the fabric 

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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" What is she doing on our turf "

giggle ... we have an audience 


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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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River Meadow Cloth at it's finest 

Bluebell Dye and River Stone Drip 

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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time for a much earned break :-) 

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River Meadow Cloth - Eco Dye Fabric, Natural Dying with Flowers and Plants for UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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milliande :-) 

11 comments:

  1. This is absolutely lovely., Milliande. I cannot imagine ever living in a place as beautiful as this. Nature inspires! I love the idea of uniting cloth to rock, flower and water. You have created some wonderful images using this technique. I love the way you create and what you create. You are growing new art and growing an artist in your daughter. True blessings!

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    1. " Growing Art" .. I like that :-) .. yes Wales and particularly the Snowdonia National Park are particularly beautiful and it took me 20 years upon first setting foort in it to finally call it my how .. I am truly blessed and I hope in turn my sharing blesses others , thanks for taking the time to comment :-)

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  3. Thank you for taking the time to photograph and share. I truly enjoyed seeing this creativity. Love the fabrics.

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    1. You are very welcome :-) I am glad my sharing inspires ..I loved how the fabrics turned out :-)

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  4. You inspired me to go out this Oregon coast morning with clippers and a mallet. I used sheets of rice paper rather than fabric and had a great time! But you know what's cool? My weeds were the same weeds YOU hammered! I took a closer look this evening at your photos and was quite astonished how we, so far away from one another, had the same vegetation to pound on. I will always think of you now when I see those weeds (which will be often, since my yard is full of them). Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. @Carol Oh I can't wait to see how yours turn out, do send me a link to your log so I can peek , glad it inspired you and isn't it strange how similar natures world appears :)

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  6. I absolutely LOVE your blog...you are a very inspired lady, I love your poems and your art, I am from South Wales and wonder what part of Wales you are living? I live in Montana, USA now, but my heart will always be in Wales.

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed your meander here ... I spend part of my time in North/West Wales , near the Mawddach Estuary 1 hour north of Aberystwyth, where the mountain meet the sea :-) ..I have never been to Montana but I hear its beautiful but I agree once I had set foot into Wales my heart was happily lost forever :-)

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  7. beautiful Milliande - love the soft colors - spent my Sunday making handmade paper - learning how to do watermarks and textures - so much fun. Fabric fun will have to wait another little time.

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