Friday, February 11, 2011

EcoDyed Paper

As promised in an earlier post, here is some of the eco-dyeing that I've been doing.
I've used the Micador Raines watercolour paper, giving a beautiful chocolate colour where the paper has been exposed to the dyebath.
I've then sewn the pages together using coptic stitch, to make an informal sampler book.
The completed Sampler Book

A close-up of the gorgeous marks left by onion skins, metal etc


  1. wow - lovely! I'm not familiar with the micador range - I might have to get a few sheets to experiment with

  2. l am not familiar with this paper either..maybe it is called something else in UK. Either way it is gorgeous my blogging friend. What plants did you use pleasex.

  3. Hi Lynda
    The paper works well because it doesn't have much sizing in it. Maybe you should ask your local art shop if they can order it in?

    The dye bath had eucalpyt leaves in it, they are really good for dyeing. You should have a look at India Flint's book EcoDyeing which lists lots of plants suitable for dyeing.