Petal Naturals

The collection progresses and, for all intents and purposes, summer has arrived in the humid S.E.U.S.  Indigo continues to be part of my work and was the focus of my last post.  In addition to indigo-dyed cloth, Petal-Una’s seasonal collections will now also feature cloth painted and printed with naturally sourced colorants.  The color range with natural dyes is extensive and I am delighted to finally be adding them into my studio practice!  The following are selected images of pieces created so far.  Colorants used in these pieces: (top to bottom/left to… Read More

Focus on Indigo

I have been printing, painting and dyeing cloth and fiber for over 20 years.  For half of those years I have been enriching cloth for wearable work, using a variety of substances available to the small studio.  This year I am dedicating more attention to cloth enrichment with natural colorants.  One of those colorants is indigo.  My pieces are generally sewn first and then immersed.  I work from white (or white cloth which I have printed with other natural dyes).  There numerous resources on-line and in book form about Indigo but here… Read More