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September 5, 2013

 

I have been itching to sew from this silk fabric. Eco printed early in the summer it was waiting for a quiet day when I would have enough time to play with the print and find the best design to make a functional piece without disturbing the abstract pattern. I also wanted to make the most of the size of the fabric and create almost ‘one size’ piece. And to make a versatile number, which could be worn as a tunic or a short dress, dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Made from raw silk it features boat neckline, short cap sleeves and slightly cocoon shape – narrowing at the bottom edge. It would fit sizes S to L and is now available in my red2white shop with free worldwide shipping till Sept 20th, 2013.

silk tunic

When sewing from my eco prints I wonder what is the value of time?

Printing with plants is a slow process; it took several weeks to achieve  print like this. I have few more pieces in progress and will show them soon.

 

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Cozy Memories permalink
    September 5, 2013 9:22 am

    Monika !!!!!! This piece is simply BREATHTAKING ! You have gold in your hands !! xoxo

  2. September 5, 2013 9:25 am

    truly this is art and the sign of a true craftsman / woman to produce such an exquisite piece! Breath taking.

  3. September 5, 2013 12:35 pm

    Thank you, Sonia and Monique, for your lovely comments.

  4. September 5, 2013 1:38 pm

    Oh my goodness! Beautiful.

  5. September 5, 2013 1:55 pm

    Stunning!!!
    You are an amazing artist Monika!

  6. September 5, 2013 5:32 pm

    This is so beautiful!

  7. September 5, 2013 11:06 pm

    Wow. That is absolutely fantastic.

  8. September 6, 2013 8:50 am

    Julie, Jane and Dre, thank you very much again!

  9. Dana permalink
    September 10, 2013 1:17 am

    oh wow these are awesome. What type of plants are they??
    Dana

  10. September 12, 2013 10:44 pm

    What a beautiful effect you achieved with all that time and effort. Congratulations!

  11. November 5, 2013 10:18 pm

    Reblogged this on i am frances bailey and commented:
    What an absolutely beautiful piece of eco-dying from red2white. Stunning use of eco dyeing – what an inspiring artist she is!

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