Eco-printing is Addictive!!
I absolutely love exploring the new technique I'm learning called eco-printing! In a nutshell it means using leaves, bark, blooms and anything else you fancy from nature to make a print onto fabric. No dyes are used, but by combining the leaves and water along with a mordant (binders or fixatives) and heat, the natural dyes in the leaves themselves will imprint onto the fabric. The muted colors are my absolute favorite colors, with the fabric looking worn, weathered and antique-- completely natural and organic--this technique is absolutely my favorite!!
A sampling of prints that will likely be turning into art quilts of some kind eventually. To learn more about this technique, see India Flint's book HERE.