Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Got to love Eco-Bundling!

I am a complete eco-bundle convert. Just when I thought Natural Dyes couldn't blow my mind any more, they have. A couple of weekends ago I got to help my friend, collaborator and dye mentor Sasha Duerr of Permacouture Institute at a workshop at California College of the Arts in Oakland. The workshop was centered around gardens for fibers & dyes and we spent the day in the garden harvesting and dyeing. One project Sasha led us through was making "eco-bundles" inspired by the Australian textile artist India Flint. Warning: you may be seeing alot of these eco bundles on my blog from here on out!

First we lay out our silk scarves and places dye plants throughout.

The scarves are rolled up into bundles and secured with rubber bands.

Our bundles are then steamed. 

Voila! Beautiful Color!