Els Mommers – Botanics – Hibiscus
My initial goal was to do some eco printing and use these fabrics as a background for stenciling a drawing of the “poor man’s” orchid that is surrounding us at the moment.
But after several attempts the eco-dyeing didn’t work (see my blog).
In my stash of photographs I found a picture of a hibiscus and since these beautiful flowers are everywhere on the island I decided to change subject and technique.
In the meantime I was doing a fusing online workshop by Melody Johnson, so I choose to use this technique.
Hand dyeing, fusing, raw edge appliqué, threadpainting and free motion quilting.
Handdyed cotton poplin, handdyed silk, Wonder Under, polyesther and silk quilting thread.
For pictures of the process see my blog: http://kunamola.blogspot.com
Close up view