Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rust Dye - Ecodyeing with Rust Mordant - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


Rust Dye - Ecodyeing with Rust Mordant - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

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A glorious Summer Day
invites a little 
Ecodyeing Play 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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Undyed Natural Cloth Fabric
Not Pretreated

filled with 
flower petals
rusted metal pieces
tree bark
leaves
a sprinkling of black tea

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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a change in shape 
and color variation 

I am aiming for shapes and patterns rather than colour

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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Textile cloth bundles
rolled up and wrapped tightly around a rusty bolt

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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a cast iron pot 
left outside for 2 weeks to gather rusty water

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step
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the Dye bath pot
cast iron pot to serve as iron mordant
heated up on the stove 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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adding a splash of vinegar
for good mordant measure

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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leaving to simmer and brew 
and do its magic for several hours 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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Liquid is starting to evaporate
and a deep dark color is formed 
hoping it will no fade 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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unwrapped
untied
ready to be splashed
with water 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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A Hot iron to seal the pigments in
after the wash

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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Ohh so gorgeous 
well happy with the result

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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beautiful
natural
mark making

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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A pondering
on patterns

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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ecodyed cloth
finding a new home
among stitches and embroidery 
play 

love
cloth

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milliande :-) 

Rust Dye - Ecodyeing with Rust Mordant - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas



Eco- Dyeing - Flower Pounding with Natural Fibres - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

Eco- Dyeing - Flower Pounding with Natural Fibres - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


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When it is a quiet day 
and the blooms in the garden 
are turning to fade
the little flowerheads on the verge of turning to seed
still yield a gorgeous pigment to play with 

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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath


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undyed natural fibre cloth
a hammer
colourful flower petals 
the juicier and fuller the flower
the wetter the pigment distribution 

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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath


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gently  pounding at first to release some colour
a strong base underneath helps 
a thicker cloth and folded in layers helps to not break the cloth 
due to the hammer force
and aslo lets colours seem through in varying intensities 


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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath


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cloth folded several times and pounded again 

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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath


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A winged butterfly emerges 

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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath

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I love the process so much .. the joy of releasing color 
the knowing that it is impermanent an will fade
the capture of moments ful of joy 

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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath


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Textiles are wonderous 

on the right cloth still with flower petals attached
on the left the stain before the wash 

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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath

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after drying off the cloth form the flower petal mixture
removing any plant debris
the dye cloth is spritzed with a little vinegar
then I added hal of the folded cloth into a cold
Iron / Tannin Dye Bath .. 
letting the color soak up naturally

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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath


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the final cloth 
some strong colors remain and I notice that particularly the 
french marigold blooms released a lot of pigment that remains in the cloth 
I shall go out in the garden and take a picture of the blooms for you to see .. 
back in a minute ...>>>>


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Here I am ;-) 
French Marigold Dye Plant , Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath

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Frecnh Margiold Dye Plant ]
for Flower Punding Eco Dye Color 

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French Marigold Dye Plant , Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath


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Macro Marigold 

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Flower Pounding Eco Dyeing Natural Textiles at milliande.com, Using Natrual Fibre and CLoth to release Flower Pigments into Cloth , Step by Step Tutorial with Iron Tannin Dye Bath


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the iron/tannin bath changes the blues and violets to grey 
and leaves most of the orange/yellow to mellow into brownish hues 

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I do love the element of surprise and subtle colour ranges 
and variations in tone this methods yields
Flower Pounding is one of my favourite ways to dye natural cloth 


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milliande :-) 

Eco- Dyeing - Flower Pounding with Natural Fibres - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas