Donna Clement is a Canadian textile artist who shows and sells on her web site and at various exhibits throughout the year. She travels throughout the world and loves to share her photos of inspiration seen abroad, with special focus on UNESCO World Heritage Sites. She is an exhibiting member of ARTICULATION Textile Group and CONTEXTURAL Fibre Arts Cooperative.
During the three month residency this summer I alternated between:
(2) dyeing with a fibre reactive dye (Procion)
(3) dyeing with plant material called "eco-dyeing"
(4) printing with thickened dyes.
Some photos from the different plant dyeing sessions...
Laying out hollyhock blossoms and rose petals on a silk scarf
the bundles of plant materials
some were put into jars to keep on my deck all summer
some went into the dyeing studio
simmering bundles wrapped around Plexiglas forms
some of the opened bundles
and last week I opened the last package and laid out all the eco-dyed scaves I have done over the summer, there are about 30
one of my favourite - caragana leaves - so delicate!