These gorgeous brightly coloured scarves are a great example of the foraging aspect of the process of eco-printing. The whole process can only take place after the leaves have been collected. In order to create all year round, it is important to collect fallen leaves and dry them out carefully. For these scarves I rehydrate the leaves in tannic acid for a day before I roll them up into the scarf and steam it. The sap from the blackberry leaves can give the lovely yellow dot of colour which is a great design feature and the feathery ferns add a real hint of countryside prettiness.
Blackberry Leaves & Ferns
45 x180 cms