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Caroline Klinckhamers - Bergstraat 28 - 3870 Heers - Belgium

+32(0) 473.91.75.04 - caroline@ck-quilts.com

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. 

Lemon & Leaves

Silk, ecoprint of different leaves, mostly rose leaves.

Hand-quilted.

Mounted on a canvas of 70 x 50 cm

 

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

Silk Tussah

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

Table runners

Dyed with madder, indigo, logwood, weld,...

Mostly printed with leaves from my village, sometimes with eucalyptus

Variety of Silk Scarves

Dyed with madder, indigo, logwood, weld,...

Mostly printed with leaves from my village, sometimes with eucalyptus