Eco-prints

In 2017 I participated in a Ecoprint course at Spektrum in Denmark. (www.spektrumtextil.dk).

 

I learned to getting color to adhere permanently to fabric as silks and wools, and at the same time get imprints from plants.

 

It is a slow process and it is very exciting to see the results, because you never know how the plants react every time.

 

Kirsten Lundberg taught me this fascinating technique over 3 days.

 

Shortly the technique: Dip a silk textile in Ferro- or Copper solution, do the same with your chosen plants, cover with a cotton textile dipped in the Dye. Roll up your plant materials tightly and wrap with string a bundle around a stick. The string will act as a resist, leaving it’s marks on the fabric. Then steam your fabric for 90 minutes.

 

Leaves with tannins are best for ecoprinting, and the leaves of autumn seem richer after a season of photosynthesis than the young leaves of spring.

I have developed the imprints more with gouache paints.

Lille, flittige Petter

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)

 

Øyenstikkeren II

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)

 

Lilla hav

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)

La humla suse

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)

 

Navn på maleri 50×35

I frukthagen

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)

Vannliljen

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)

Vart du skræmt?

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)

Bille på tur

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)

 

Røde epler

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12cm)

 

Maria, fly,davel!

23 x 23cm (12 x 12 cm)

 

Sommerfugl i høstskogen

21 x 21 cm (14 x 14cm)

 

Bille på tur i høstbladet

31 x 22 cm (12 x 17 cm)

 

Humle i frukthagen

Øyenstikker i frukthagen

21 x 26 cm (12 x 17 cm)

I blomstereng

 

Gul frukt

20 x 26 cm (12 x 17 cm)

 

Vannlilje under spinnet

 

I plommehagen

27 x 27 cm (19 x 19 cm)

 

Blå frukt

27 x 27 cm (19 x 19 cm)

 

Blåbær og sommerfuglene

30 x 25 cm (20 x 14 cm)

Spinn, spinn..

23 x 23 cm (12 x 12 cm)