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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.


14 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

    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??

  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!

    • Nitza de-noor permalink
      July 6, 2014 10:13 pm

      Hi, my name is nitza, I live in Israel and play with echo printing. I love and enjoy it very much. Referring to the beautiful tunica you made, I want to ask- why did it took so long for the echo print to be ready? Is it a special system that takes longer?

      • July 7, 2014 5:17 am

        Hello Nitza, in general when dyeing and printing with plants, the longer the fibre is in contact with the plant pigments, the better the results. Also, if fibre is allowed to rest after mordanting it absorbs more pigment and the wash and light fastness is much better. Wishing you fun and success with your printing.

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