My First Eco Prints

Some of my weaving friends had a play day and this is a detail of my first of 2 silk scarves.

Here is the first scarf. I am pleased with my first attempt. We used silk blanks from a shop called Dharma Trading Co. They do a big on-line business with blanks and white T-shirts, and other garments for tie-dye, etc.

This is my second scarf made the same day. I feel a little guilty that I only used plants that people knew would come out well. I didn’t take any chances. Being my first tries, was experiment enough.

15 thoughts on “My First Eco Prints”

  1. Beautiful! Great success! It’s better to have a positive outcone on the first try & experiment later. Would love to try it!

  2. Your eco prints are beautiful. I have always wanted to try this and maybe now after seeing your results I will give it a go.

    • I can’t tell what gave what. I think our leader mordanted the silk scarves in alum ahead of time. Sorry for lack of info–it was a busy day and we were having fun. People said info was on YouTube.

  3. Congratulations on two beautiful outcomes! I really appreciate your use of a variety of color, space and intensity in each of the scarves. Love them both ( especially like the first one)!
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. I wouldn’t feel guilty unless you really want to. It’s a waste of good energy!
    Use it to design another teaching tool or to weave or even go for a walk.

  5. Wow, these are fabulous. You had great results. It is harder than it looks to make something subtle yet pleasing. Good work!


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