Eco prints: dyeing and printing with plants

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Show simple item record Haar, Sherry J. 2011-05-12T17:56:25Z 2011-05-12T17:56:25Z 2011-05-12
dc.description.abstract Sustainable fashion is part of the growing design philosophy of sustainability, with goals to create systems which can be supported indefinitely in terms of environmentalism, economics, and social responsibility. Growing natural dyestuffs is beneficial to the environment, provides an alternative to petro-chemical based dyes, and supports the sustainable tenets of slow design, small scale production, and regional expertise (Fletcher, 2008). Information on dyeing solid colors with flowers is available; however, there is less information regarding multi-colored effects from dyeing with flowers. Therefore, my scholarship focuses on low tech, hand methods of bundling, pressing and hammering to create multi-colored textile surface design from regional flowers using solar and decomposition methods to extract the color. I grow over 30 types of dye plants in my garden, however, many trees and plants in the wild are appropriate for dyeing. In addition, some plants that do not produce good dye bath colors, work well for other color extraction techniques such as hammering. Garment designs are informed by the eco printed fabrics with a consciousness of minimizing waste; therefore, use of the draped square and rectangle are prevalent. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en_US
dc.subject Natural dyes en_US
dc.subject Textiles en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Fashion en_US
dc.title Eco prints: dyeing and printing with plants en_US
dc.type Text en_US 2011 en_US
dc.description.conference 2011 Sustainability Conference, Educating for Sustainability, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 30-31, 2011 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid haar en_US

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