This sublime linen napkin has been hand dyed with natural dyes and eco-print technique. Truly unparalleled, it is an exclusive textile.
The leaf designs are created by ecoprinting technique https://maijazemitis.com/eco-printing-or-botanical-printing/
A natural chemical reaction between the foliage and dyes has caused the imprints to appear.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Sustainable methods give new life to this up-cycled fabric. Renewal means that a new item is created. And landfills have a bit less added to them.
Imagine, Design, Gratify
This beautiful, linen fabric with eco prints is an ideal fabric for a sewing project, such as part of a quilt. Or it can become a part of a clothing item, scarf, change purse, pillow cover, handbag. These are examples of how my up-cycled napkins can be created into stunning and personal items. So many possibilities! https://maijazemitis.com/repurposing-vintage-naturally-dyed-napkins/
Certainly, it can also be used as a table napkin, for your high end dining pleasure!
The possibilities are only limited by one’s imagination and creativity.
Linen is my fabric of choice for several reasons
The fibre is very strong. To guarantee high quality and an enduring fabric, a lower thread count is needed. Since linen is faster drying than cotton, it is a great choice of fabric. Known for its absorbency, linen can absorb up to 20% of its weight, in moisture.
The process of Natural Dyeing
Firstly, the fabric must be scoured. Since Indigo does not require a mordant for the dye to adhere to the fabric, it may be put directly into the Indigo vat. However, if additional dye colours are required afterwards, the fabric must be mordanted first.
Indigo dye works differently than other natural dyes. The fabric is dipped into the Indigo vat many times, for varying lengths of time. More dips, in the indigo vat means the shade of blue is darker.
My fabrics have been lovingly dyed and designed, with the commitment and skill of an accomplished artist.
Each item is dyed separately, which makes them different from others, in both colour and design. Be assured, that each item is unique.