Eco-printing is a natural process in which leaves, petals, sticks, pine needles, etc. are layered onto fabric. The fabric is then folded or rolled around pipes or branches and steamed or simmered to create a permanent transfer of pigment and tannins to the cloth. No chemicals, additives or synthetic dyes are used. Natural occurring minerals in the water, salt, rusty pipes, aluminum pots, copper and wood encourage different and unpredictable colour patterns. No two pieces are alike.
The bundles cure for a few weeks and are then prepared for final presentation.
The process takes approximately four to six weeks from start to finish.