EUCALYPT DYED SHAWL - Silk/Wool- BONFIREAvailable Now
DESCRIPTION: Lightweight silk and wool fibres offer a soft and elegant style. Hand dyed in Heirloom's studio using assorted Eucalyptus leaves that are heated with natural ingredients that include tannins, citrus and alkalis. The process releases minerals stored in the leaves which bond with the natural textile (providing a colourfast result). This single production piece displays colours in orange-red, soft green and purple.
MATERIALS: 20% Silk/80% Wool. Scrim end finish.
CARE: Easy care instructions are provided. Handwash only.
ARTIST'S COMMENT: "The aroma of citrus fruit and heated Eucalyptus oils fill my senses as I unwind the string that presses the textile surface against the native plant foliage. Over 40 species of Australian plants (Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Melaleuca and more) offer an abundance of beautiful natural dyes (minerals which are released when heated). The outline of the actual leaf is imprinted onto the cloth in exact motif and design composition. Every dye outcome is random and unique; influenced by the season and age of the plant” (Kim Shipton).
Price includes post Australia-wide.
Heirloom Fibrecraft dispatch premises are located in Sydney Australia. For Soft Furnishings and Textiles, we mail orders Australia wide using Australia Post. Stock items are shipped within 3 days.
Tracking is provided to customers with all Zone 1 & 2 Australia Post shipping. The customer is supplied insurance cover through Australia Post, against loss or damage, which is the customer's responsibility.