In this week, nothing was better than eco print!
Natural dyeing and eco printmaking process as an organic creation are always very close to each other in art creativity. Every single season of the whole year are stunning but for an eco dye artist summer is most powerful. In that particular point of the year plants has a biggest powers to share theirs rich colours.
After a years of so many eco print experiments i finally got my perfect. The point is in a process. Never be impatient. Always use dedicated mordants for particular kind of material. Unfortunatley not enough knowledge of that processes mostly gives an unwanted resoults.
What is the most important for me? Create as much as I can for my projects.
In this case I realised to print on my own felted wool. First of all I bought raw sheep wool, very dirty, with amazing smell of lanolin. Then I wash it in a warm water and a bit wool friendly wash liquid (not very low or very high Ph)
When wool was properly washed by hand of course and rinse then was a drying process on a rack in my boiler room.
when wool was completely dry I started carder it.
Carding is a mechanical process of disentangles, intermixes and cleans.
(Word carding is from latin carduus what is mean thistle or teasel).
This is my beloved instruction how to properly do this amaizing job.
Every ocassion is a great opportunity to do something new.
Drop spindle, absolutely amazing process of hand made yarn... what i am going to do with that? i am pretty sure that most of yarn i will use for a dyeing and then for future creation.
This is very useful instruction how to spin on a drop spindle.
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