2021: Autumn Solar Dyeing

In September 2021, I created a series of Solar Dyeing jars from plants that I had grown in my garden or foraged locally during walks, or that were kitchen food waste otherwise designated for composting. This jars were exposed in the sunshine from varying dates in September to 7th December 2021. The fabrics in the jars included silk, wool and cotton, including scrap pieces of cotton that had accidently absorbed Cyanotype photographic chemical

 

Over 3 months, the jars were sat in my garden, on a sunny windowsill and were displayed as part of We Wear The Trousers & University of East Anglia’s ‘Hello Future Fashion’ exhibition in October, programmed within the annual Norwich Science Festival
These slow seasonal textile patches and samples will be used and integrated within my on-going arts practice, and I will continue the experimentation using different seasonal plants