This ecoprinted Madder and Indigo dyed Tunic is a comfortable fit, in size large. It looks amazing with leggings, wide kimono style pants or skirts of various lengths. It is a completely exclusive piece of clothing. Made with care and passion, each individual item in my shop is unique.
From Garden to Fabric
The pattern in this ecoprinted Madder and Indigo dyed tunic is created with locally sourced leaves. Ecoprinting is a technique in which leaves are laid down on the fabric, rolled into a bundler and then either boiled or steamed. This method transfer the leaf shape to the fabric. It can also be done on paper.
As well, stitch resist adds to the design. Stitching on the fabric is pulled together to form a resist. This resist stops dye from penetrating all areas of the fabric.
The pattern in this beautiful piece of clothing is organic in appearance and can not be duplicated, when using these techniques. I consider my tunics to be works of wearable art and as such, that is how I create them.
All of my naturally dyed items are designed and hand dyed, by myself, in my small studio, in central Ontario, Canada.
The process of Natural Dyeing
Firstly, the fabric must be scoured. Next is mordanting. In the case of cellulose fibres (linen, cotton, flax, hemp), the fabric is usually soaked first in a tannin bath. Finally, the fabric is put into a mordant bath. The mordant attaches the dye particles to the fabric. Mordants are necessary in all natural dyeing in order for the dye to “bite” or take hold in the fabric. Once these steps are completed, the fabric is ready to be dyed.
Dye, Print and Stitch
Hand dyed items, such as this tunic take much time and effort. Each dye colour is prepared separately and requires a minimum of one hour in the dye pot.
Please allow for some slight imperfections that are the result of the hand dyeing process. Due to the nature of natural dyes, the colours vary in different lighting conditions and they change over time. That is the beauty of the natural dye process!
This is a perfect gift for a special friend or for yourself. My customers have described my naturally dyed items as eye-catching and desirable
This tunic, in relaxed fit is sized Large
Canada size: 12-14
Bust: 99 cm-103 cm (39″-40.5″)
Length: 76 cm (30″)
It is important to note that colours can appear different from one computer to the next.
I accept Returns, however some exceptions may apply
A 14 day return policy is in place for all fabric items (tunics, daypacks, scarves, bandanas, napkins) purchased through my website. This means that within 14 days of receiving your item, a request to return can be made
Please read before considering a return:
- Product satisfaction is important to me
- Return eligibility requires that the item must be in the same condition that you received it: unworn, unused, unwashed, with tags in place, original packaging. Proof of purchase is also required
- Please contact me before returning an item in order to inform me as to why you wish to return it
- Your item request return must be made within 14 days after receipt of the purchase
- Returns will be accepted and a refund issued after my consideration, that my return policy has been followed
- Return shipping costs will be borne by the purchaser
Care of instructions:
For best care, machine wash cold, with a mild detergent, then tumble dry and iron. Additionally, direct exposure to sunlight is not recommended, when drying.