Ballet Russes: The Art of Costume

 Léon Baskt Tunic from costume for the Blue God c.1912

Léon Baskt Tunic from costume for the Blue God c.1912
 from Le Dieu Bleu National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1987

Years ago at the library in a local art college there was a beautiful book on the costumes of the Ballet Russes that I used to drool over as it brings art and design in clothing together.  What more could you ask for?

Here’s a link to Ballet Russes:  The Art of Costume at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, on show now until 20th March 2011.  The site includes lots of beautiful pictures and information on the artist/designers.

Dye and print with eucalyptus leaves

This is a ‘how to’ guide on dyeing your own fabrics with Eucalyptus dyes.

Eucalypso results were developed though a mixture of reading books on the subject and trial and error.  The following books are great resources but being a natural dyestuff, the results of dyeing with Eucalyptus leaves vary depending on the location of the variety. Continue reading Dye and print with eucalyptus leaves