Botanical Eco printing is the process of transferring the colours and the images of plants and flowers onto paper or fabric through prolonged contact by steaming or boiling.
Each day I walk my dog through the beautiful forests or by the canal and river in Resolven, South Wales and I collect many different leaves along my way and I also have one eye on the beauty around me and one eye on the floor as I look for the post-industrial steel objects, discarded as the valleys industries left the countryside. I also search out the general everyday metal waste left in the streets and roads.
The unique colours from the rusted objects are enhanced with teas from around the world which I have tasted on my travels whilst living in Asia.
Mix the Botanical printing and the rust dying together and you have a unique blend of colours and designs to create a oneoff unique beautiful silk scarf.