The Botanical Collection
For these works, I dyed all the fabrics with natural dyes, dyes extracted from plants that have been known for this since centuries.
Sometimes, I use ecoprint techniques to create patterns with local leaves, or in winter , when I have no local leaves left, with eucalyptus. The colorants and tannins which are present in the leaves, bind with the fabric to create a tangible souvenir of the local flora.
The scarves with prints from my village would make nice gifts, reminding you of our beautiful fields and fruit trees: Memories of Mettekoven.
Eucalyptus et Noyer
Wool dyed with walnut, printed with eucalyptus leaves.
Silk dyed with madder.
Machine and handquilting.
Mounted on a canvas of 60 x 40 cm
Silk leaf prints on
A sampler of leaves from my village, printed onto fine silk. The small silk squares were hand-sewn onto a heavy wild tussah silk.
Mounted on a canvas of 50 x 100 cm