leaf upon layer

May 9, 2017

 

Opening a fresh botanic dye bundle is an enchanting process. Uncertain whether I’ll find a blending of gentle pastels, or a strikingly clear image… and this is part of the magic. The moment of alchemy. Sometimes the desire for detail can momentarily override the appreciation of subtlety, when I'm  expecting a precise leaf print and instead find a blurring of colour, or rather a layering of leaves. With no water proof barrier between the silk folds, the leaf dye migrates through the layers of fabric leaving a botanic trail. This mixing of tones brings unique and unexpected designs. There’s exquisite details to discover, individual character of leaves, and a fusion of colour. Unbundling is a perfect start to my day.

 

 

 

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    I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work, the Widgabul people of the Bundjalung nation, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.