sewing prints

 

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 thoughts on “sewing prints

    • 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?
      Nitza

      • 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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