New colors!

Three days of indigo dyeing means new colors are about to appear in my knit items and stitched art pieces. Here is a preview of what is to come:

cotton dyed in indigo

cotton dyed in indigo

This skein of yarn, which is approximately a half a kilometer in length, I have plans to knit into an infinity scarf.

wool dyed in indigo

wool dyed in indigo

The wool yarn is slated to become coffee sweaters and perhaps a new item or two that are in the planning stages.

cotton gauze dyed in indigo

cotton gauze dyed in indigo

This scarf is nice and wide and long. It looks fabulous wrapped so I think I will be keeping it for myself. I will definitely be dyeing more scarves in the very near future. I also dyed a few pieces of cotton in a similar style to mix with block printing. Interesting projects to come in the future.

If you are interested in seeing how this was done you can click HERE . The process is pretty interesting.

Dyeing by Debra Hunter
Studio H
Red Deer, AB, Canada
www.thehuntergroup.ca

Rose Leaf Eco-print Scarf – #2

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11 inches by 60 inches

This is the perfect scarf for a nature lover, gardener or those interested in eco-conscious  clothing.

100% silk scarf eco-printed with the natural dyes released from rose leaves; colors are then enhanced with a final post mordant dip.

The rose leaves are sourced from a pink rose-bush growing in our front garden. This process allows for a beautiful image to be imprinted on the silk, with some of the vein details showing in some of the printings. The final result is a scarf patterned with leaf prints of overlapping blacks, greys and grey-greens.

This item is currently available for purchase within Canada. Please email studioh@shaw.ca for more details.

To view the story behind how I create the eco-printed scarves, please visit www.htheblog.wordpress.com and view the post “Eco-printing With Rose Leaves”

I also post work at www.thehuntergroup.ca .

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Rose Leaf Eco-print Scarf #1

” Rose Leaf Eco-print Scarf – #1 ” (2013)

rose leaf silk scarf 1 blog11 inches by 60 inches

This scarf creates the unique experience of wearing an item embellished directly by nature.

100% silk scarf eco-printed with the natural dyes released from rose leaves; colors are then enhanced with a final post mordant dip.

The rose leaves are sourced from a rose bush that grows in our front garden. This process allows for a beautiful image to be imprinted on the silk. The resulting leaf print has an almost a fossil-like look. This scarf has been created using a vertical fold allowing for a mirror-image effect through the length of the scarf.

This item is currently available for purchase within Canada. Please email studioh@shaw.ca for more information.

To view the story behind how this scarf was created please visit www.htheblog.wordpress.com and view the post “Eco-printing With Rose Leaves”

I also post work at www.thehuntergroup.ca .

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“Rose Leaf Eco-print Scarf” (2013)

rose leaf eco print scarf

“Rose Leaf Eco-print Scarf” (2013)

11 inches by 60 inches

100% silk scarf eco-printed with the natural dyes released from rose leaves; colors are then enhanced with a final post mordant dip.

The rose leaves are sourced directly from our garden. This process allows for a beautiful image to be imprinted on the silk. The resulting leaf print has an almost a fossil-like look.

(This item is currently reserved.)

Please visit my website at www.thehuntergroup.ca .

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Peony Scarf (June 2013)

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(2013)

11 inches by 60 inches

100% silk scarf eco-printed with the natural dyes released from the peony leaves; colors are then enhanced with a final post mordant dip.

The peony leaves are sourced directly from our garden. This process allows for a beautiful image to be imprinted on the silk. The resulting leaf print has an almost a fossil-like look.

(This item is currently reserved.)

Please visit my website at www.thehuntergroup.ca

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