Logwood dye is known throughout history for its various shades of purple, the darkest was a coveted color for the wealthy. The dye also shows in a broad range of greys, blues, and blacks, depending on the processing. Dye chips are from the dense heartwood of the logwood tree, which grows in Central America and parts of the West Indies. The logwood used here comes from sustainably managed plantations. This habotai silk measuring 8"x72" was dyed first then layered with eucalyptus, oak, rose and maple leaves. It was rolled and steamed for 2 hours, when the tannins in the leaves reacted with the dye to deliver one-of-a-kind color and prints. Each is unique as nature, and hand washable.
Eco Printing Logwood dye
Nature printing was developed in the 18th century. It uses plant life to produce a natural image. Each piece of silk undergoes several stages to deliver a chemical reaction between the fiber and plant tannins. Total creation time is 4 days.
All silks are mailed via priority mail unless otherwise requested. Typical delivery time is about 4-5 days. Please contact me by email to make other arrangements: firstname.lastname@example.org