Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fleece Brew Dye Stitch Wear ::: unRuly Cloth & Canvas

Fleece Brew Dye Stitch Wear ::: unRuly Cloth & Canvas

Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

At this time of the year the Welsh Sheep are happily waiting to get shorn
 to relieve them of their beautiful fleece in this summer heat

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in the meantime many a thistle catches some fleece on the grazing hills 

so off we went to gather some loose fleece

Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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with a large collecting bag ( or 3 :-)  in tow 

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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the fleece ready for a good wash 

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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all beautiful and ready for the 
natural dye pot

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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a close up , the texture never ceases to amaze me

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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with thanks to this herd of welsh sheep
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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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who have a home ...

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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with a view



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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

meanwhile these eco dye bundles 
  where cooling off for a day after having steamed away nicely 
A lot of people are after perfect leaf prints when doing these kind of bundles and only certain types of leaves like eucalyptus ( discovered so I am told by India Flint) , Wild strawberry and geranium leaves 
but I prefer markings that are more of an abstract nature especially when combined with Rust elements from my found iron 

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments \

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I love all the colors and textures when unwrapping the eco bundles 

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments


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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments


Drying in the Sun and the back of my little hideaway cottage

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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It fits :-) 

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and the babe with a hand dyed hairband

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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...and when hiking in the hills 
and happening upon the most 
delicious pile of rust
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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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 it is always handy


Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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 to have some " personal gentleman carriers " at hand when one happens to pass the most gorgeous decaying rust pile 
to help carry the rusty load ;-) 
for the next bath of Natural Eco Dyeing Joy 




Solar Dyeing Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments


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so as we say farewell to Wales for a little while
I leave behind some Solar Dye brews to reveal their magic when I make my way back 

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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and indoors various fermentations are patiently stacked 
until I get back ..
filled with flowers, bark, plant matter, wool, fleece, 
undyed embroidery floss & cotton cloth 

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

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and as we arrive back in the South of London
the Natural Dyeing Journey continues
as I am glad for having access to a garden again 
and space to light a wood fire 
and stack my brews 
after rich pickings form the summer growth 

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments

::: Black Peppermint and Iron :::


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the first natural dyeing results here , my favourite type of light grey 


Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments


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and a little cloth play welcoming
access to my embellisher again 

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Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments


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I feel they might find their way into tonights bedtime cloth 

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Milliande 
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Fleece Brew Dye Stitch Wear ::: unRuly Cloth & Canvas

Fleece Brew Rust Dye Stitch Wear - UnRuly Cloth and Canvas Textiles Play @ milliande.com, Photo Journey from my latest Eco Dye Bundle Steamings and Natural Dye Experiments
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17 comments:

  1. Love your new top. I have some bundled strips in a rust wash in a glass jar in the sun. Been two days and not sure how long to keep it outside but thought i would leave it until i find an old pot to cook it. Thanks for sharing your process and results.

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    1. Rust needs an acidic solution to release, or at least that makes it faster ( I use vinegar) and my solar dyes will probably brew for at least a week if not longer, all depends on the plant material how much
      Sun will heat up the brew , some colors require less heat, or change color the longer the heat is applied... :) all experimentation joy

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    2. I let them soak in rust water and apple cidervinegar for two weeks. Iam pleased with the results and will post them under my photos on the ning page connected to milliande art community shortly.

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    3. Used apple cider vinegar and let it brew for 2 weeks in the sun and rain. Came out pretty good. Posted photos on milliande art community page. Now if it will just stop raining I'll try some more: )

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  4. what a lusciously summery post & love the soft greys!

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    1. Thank you, the greys are my favourites , can't get enough of those hues :)

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  5. Oh your dye experiments are just wonderful!! I too have been immersed into India Flints books. I have been making little dye pot experiments here and there. I usually chuck a piece of silk in and cotton. It is amazing how beautiful the silk prints/dyes as opposed to cotton which seems to be quite resistant to dyes despite me mordanting it in soy milk. How did you get your top to look so amazing? I haven't tried rust yet. Love your blog post:-) xoxo

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    1. Thank you :) , topics steamed for hours with iron as mordant, strong colors cane be got that way ...would love to see your play, can you link it to pics ? :)

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  6. what part of Wales? I lived in South Wales until I was 26..

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  7. just love this whole post...not only seeing your world, but what you DO in it and then even, YOU yourself
    and the girl and and and...thank you so much

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    1. I am glad you stopped by and enjoyed your peek :-)

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  8. Oh how pretty that top is. REALLY LUV it. Have been listening to your youtubes and am starting on my CAPI materials. Made myself a cute raw sketch book of 88 pages bound with a bit of quilting thread. Thrifty but cute. Thanks for all your inspirations. Am quite enjoying myself. Luv having people on the journey with me. Wonderful.

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  9. Harvesting bits of fleece from thistles sounds like a dreamy way to spend a morning

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