Léon Baskt Tunic from costume for the Blue God c.1912
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.
Mordants are important when dyeing with natural dyestuffs. Their purpose is to fix the dye to the fabric so it is wash and light fast. Mordants can also be used to change the colour of the dye. Continue reading Dyeing with eucalyptus leaves Part 2
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
Eucalypso at WordPress.com is by South Australian textile artist Jenny Hogben. The name Eucalypso is from the label….(more)