Dyeing To Print

Leaves Continue Their Journey Through Art

Eco or Botanical Printing is a Modern Adaption of an Age Old Natural Dye Process.

Also called bundling or contact printing, images are extracted from plants and transferred to fabric through a steaming process. When steamed, the chemicals held tightly within the cells of the plant are then released to imprint a likeness of the leaf. As the chemicals interact with different types of textiles, the intensity of the image emerges and forms a prototype. Time intensive as the processing of this unique art technique is, in itself it has low impact on the environment, thus the name eco printing. A leaf, some fabric, a fallen branch, some meandering string and a bit of magic unite as a wand is waved and VOILA', mother nature has created an act of alchemy and the leaf goes on living!

  • The Making of a Tunic

  • Watch how we transform a silk tunic into a logwood dyed and sumac printed garment of distinction
  • Sumac Leaves

  • Placed on front panel of the tunic
  • Left Panel

  • Variation in Placement of Leaves
  • Preparation with Plastic Covering

  • Prevents Transfer of Color to Opposite Side
  • Final Folding

  • To Prepare Bundle for Steam Printing
  • Rolled Bundle

  • Ready For Processing

The Making of a Tunic

Watch how we transform a silk tunic into a logwood dyed and sumac printed garment of distinction

Sumac Leaves

Placed on front panel of the tunic

Left Panel

Variation in Placement of Leaves

Preparation with Plastic Covering

Prevents Transfer of Color to Opposite Side

Final Folding

To Prepare Bundle for Steam Printing

Rolled Bundle

Ready For Processing