Unbundling The Plant-Dyed Dress

07.Mar.16 Unbundling the dyed dress It's the moment of truth, folks. This mysteriously dark bundle of silky merino fabric will be unbundled to reveal all kinds of unexpected results. I jet-sprayed it to remove the loose dark particles from the bath.

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I remember how I had to bundle everything in a few minutes, obtaining help from a fellow workshop attendee because I had been fussing over the stitching and getting the arm scythes to shape. Different leaves and plant parts -- of what eucalyptus varieties I did not find out -- were literally slapped and shoved into any dress surface possible...

The outcome is just fascinating.

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Front of dress:

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Hand-stitched and unfinished armholes:

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Rolled-in neckline held down by running stitches:

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Back of dress where there are more vibrant and crisp prints:

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