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Mother Nature’s Colors in eco-printing on silk

My last “batch” before leaving for a trip to Oregon earlier this month.  Grinding, then boiling cochineal bugs and laying out plants on silk….all part of the long process!

Laying out the plants

Cochineal extract

And the results? Oh my, what fun! 🙂

Collage of Mother Nature’s colors

Detail of an eco-scarf.

Close up of vegetable plants on silk

Bella watching the silk dry.

Almost 3 weeks in the Pacific northwest and I could not leave without expanding my collection of leaf matter.  Check out the monster Big Leaf maple.  The weather promises to break, the snow is melting and the sun will make it possible for me to create more of Mother Nature’s Art 🙂

Big Leaf maple

Pacific northwest oak leaves

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