Monday, August 5, 2013


I have played a bit more with eco-dying and love those results I got this time.
I find it hard to get really good results, and think I have to study my
India Flint book some more.

This is a bath made with a weed from the roadside ,I will have to find out it`s name!!
It gives a most lovely old-rosa tone .

This is the same plant, but with more water in the pot, and with a dried plant!!
Love I can see the rusted key I packed inside the bunddle .

Watercolour paper damped in pot with leaves from Eucalyptus inside!!

And the same plant as the rosa toned laces ,here also damped  between
watercolour papers!!

Some time ago I was a very happy and lucky winner of this beautiful magazine,
which is not possible to purchase here in Denmark- so when


 announced I was the winner,- I jumped of joy , knowing she herself have
 2 pages showing her lovely decorations ,and creations, inside !!! 
And it is a very beautiful number !!
Thank you so much my dear friend , I love it !!!

Those wonderfully soft coloured french buttons, I purchased from my sweet LIZ :

Aren`t they beautiful!!! and as the dear generous friend Liz is ,she
also send me little treasures to play with and a beautiful button tag.
It is so lovely,-thank you my dearest friend,- HUGS and KISS !!!

Now my sweet grandkids and my daughter left the island ,and returned home, 
to start school , first year for Mathilde,-seventh year for Gustav ...they becomes
so grown up,and they are dearly missed here,where the house became
so quiet and emthy-like after they left!!
So what better ,than start blogging again, helping me getting back in swing again!!

Thankyou for your alwayes loving comments, and understanding ,and for being 
such wonderful friends !!

Love and hugs to you all!!


morkaren said...

Sikken en skøn gammel rosa farve du fik frem med det ukrudt, det er sjovt at prøve nogle forskellige planter, i gamle dage havde man jo ikke andet at farve med. knus morkaren.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Dear Dorthe,
I love your dyed laces and paper . I have a freezer filled with avocado skins that I want to try to use for dying. Welcome back to blogging my friend, you have been missed.
en-JOY a sweet week,

Bettina Breiding Hansen said...

How beautiful your ecodying is - just love it!!
Hvor er det super at du har vundet - fedt kære og dejlige knapper!!! Knus

Emilie said...

Kære Dorthe.
Håber, du har haft en dejlig tid med familiebesøg.
Det er nogle spændende projekter, du har haft gang i med vandfarven. Det er så flot, når der sådan kommer aftryk fra planter.
Og hvilken dejlig gevinst. Der er altid noget spændende ved at kigge i udenlandske magasiner, synes jeg.
Ha' en rigtig dejlig ny uge.
Knus, Emilie

marie said...

Love your pretty dyed pieces Dorthe! Those pink and blue buttons are very pretty too! All of it looks so nice together!

Have a happy day!

June said...

Hello dear Dorthe! Your eco dying fascinates me and makes me want to try some myself.
Time with family is always lovely and today I get to pick up my oldest granddaughter from the plane and she will be staying with me for a week. I'm so excited to have her here.
many hugs...

Jayne said...

I am so glad you have had a lovely time with your family Dorthe, the time passes so quickly. Your eco dyeing is beautiful. I also have the same book and just to look at it is so inspirational. I think it is a case of experimenting a lot but I love your lovely fabrics, lace and papers you have created especially the key. Jayne x

Sandies' Patch said...

Hi there!
Love your blog and this post!
Have you got a photo of the roadside weed that you can post on your blog?
I want to do some Eco dyeing and plan to have a raised bed in the garden devoted to dyers plants.
The book you mention, India? Is that just about Eco dyeing?

So many questions!

Kind regards,

Sandie xxx

butterfly said...

I love the results of your dyeing - it gives such beautiful, muted, vintage colours. Just lovely. And what a lovely package to receive too!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dorthe, those papers look amazing, such lovely soft tones, they will look wonderful in your garden journal or in any number of other projects for sure! Love the rusty key in print. India Flint is doing a workshop here in Scotland next week, but it was a bit too expensive for me to attend,,, (nearly £500 for 3 days). I think I will save up for her book to learn more.

Your package is full of little treasure too, how beautiful!

I know what it must feel like now that your grand children have left again. I miss my little grand daughter very much, but it is lovely for us to have you back in blog land!

Anonymous said...

Love your dying results, such a pretty color....xox

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Your dyed items are all so gorgeous! I enjoy learning about this process. Congrats on being Michelle's winner - lovely treasures! Hope you have some cooler temperatures there. Tonight we are going to feast on my summer favorite - corn on the cob! Yum!

Caterina Giglio said...

beautiful eco dying... your watercolor paper is simply amazing!!

May said...

Gorgeous results love the vintage colours you have achieved... What beautiful gifts from your Dear friend Liz, I'm so glad you had a wonderful happy time with your family... Hugs May x x x

PattieJ said...

Love your Eco-dying projects! I've been hearing about that around blog land for a while now... Turned out beautiful! And those are some nice goodies you received too!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe,
Your fabric dyes are gorgeous. You really got some wonderful results. Congratulations on winning the magazine. You will enjoy it I am sure. The buttons from Liz are beautiful.
I bet you miss your grand children. Back to school is nearly here as well.
Hope you are enjoying the last of summer and wishing you a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear our little ones do grow so fast and that is why it is so important to spend quality time with them. Your dye baths are resulting in beautiful pieces of fabric and lace and papers. Lovely buttons and the heart tag is very special. Blessings dear...

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Lovely to have you back again and glad you had a lovely time with your family.
How successful and beautiful all your dyeing work is - I really love the pink and the way the key has shown through.
Have a wonderful week

Yitte said...

Love to see you back here. Your eco dying is lovely i find it always a lttle bit mysterious how the coulours shows up on different materials.

Hugs Yvonne

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hello my sweet friend, Your dyed pieces turned out beautiful. I love the soft shades that are achieved with natural dyes.
Congratulations on winning the pretty magazine! Our dear Liz is a sweetie to add some goodies to your purchase.
I can imagine that your home feels a bit empty after your grandkids have left. It's good when you keep yourself busy with creating.
Have a lovely day, dearest Dorthe!
Mange kys og knus, også fra lille Jules,

~*~Patty S said...

Dear Dorthe ~ I know each time your precious family comes to visit it must fill your house so sweetly...I makes me smile to think of how you fill their ♥'s with beautiful memories to take home again and again!

You know I adore your eco dyed pieces and must try doing some paper bundles. The soft colors and impressions make each piece so special!!!
I want to get a heating plate to put out on the back porch ... I have been saving avocado skins in the freezer until I get a nice bunch to try inspire me!

Congrats on winning those great goodies!

Happy you are back in blogland dear one

Anonymous said...

Dear Dorthe
The results are gorgeous - I adore that rose pink and also your use of other items - amazing results.
Such pretty buttons you purchased and Liz is so generous with the gifts she included.
A beautiful post.
Oops, I nearly forgot - congratulations. That magazine looks dreamy!!!
Wishes to you and maybe you will find some time to yourself now that your dear family have returned home.

Hopemore Studio said...

So sad to have them head home I'm sure! Looks like you have kept very busy, the new dyed projects are beautiful! I too am trying to get back into the habit of creating after a summer home with kids!


Viola said...

Guten Morgen, liebe Dorthe! Hoffe, Du hattest eine schöne Zeit mit Deinen Kindern!
Deine gefärbten Spitzen sehen wunderschön aus.Diese Farben liebe ich auch sehr.
Und herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Gewinn! Die Zeitschrift sieht wirklich vielversprechend aus.
Die Knöpfe sind ebenfalls klasse. Wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag, Liebchen. Hier hat es eben endlich mal angefangen zu regnen. Ist auch dringend nötig, nach all der Hitze.
Ganz liebe Grüße und kys, kys, Viola :)

nelly said...

Скъпа Дороти, винаги е удоволствие да посещавам твоя блог. Винаги показваш много интересни техники и материали, много съм впечатлена от акворелните хартии.
Поздрави и прегръдки от мен.

My Creative House said...

Your ECO dyed fabric and papers are all so beautiful dear, kan specielt godt lide papirerne de er flotte, håber du og Bettina har haft en hyggelig dag sammen.
Hugs Anni

Lululiz said...

You got such lovely results from your dyeing, I really like the way the papers turned out. Congratulations on winning that gorgeous magazine. It is such a shame we can't get those wonderful American magazines here in Europe.

sharon said...

Your eco dyes laces are so lovely Dorthe, so soft looking, and the buttons you bought are incredible looking...aaahh, you will be back in full creative swing soon! Hugs!

Shane Pollard said...

You're such an inspiration Dorthe dear!
I love your fabric and paper dying - that rose colour is very yummy.
When things settle down I'll try my hand at it too - muslin takes dye so well!

Oh I know that empty feeling in the pit of my stomach.... blogging can be great comfort I know and all our dear friends seem to understand .

My computer is broken and my son has lent me his just for today!
love and a big warm hug full of care from kiwi land!!!
Shane xox

Bente said...

Heia, kjære Dorthe. Så utrolig fine farger du har fått til. Jeg har veldig lyst til å prøve meg på denne fargingen.
Skjønner du har hatt koselige dager med familien. Her er det skolestart 19 aug, så snart er vi i gang med hverdagen igjen.

God klem fra meg

Maureen said...

Wow, I have never tried dyeing anything with natural plants... must try this one day, love your results! Glad to read you're back from your family 'vacation'.

AppleApricot Wen said...

You really inspire me to try ecodyeing too, what beautiful results you got! Especially the pinks... wow...
And I feel for you dear, your sweet family gone off the island again. Luckely we have internet nowadays! How dreadful that must have been in past eras...

Hugs xx, Wendy

Alisa Noble said...

Ahh, I love your eco dying, Dorthe! It looks like lots of fun!

Jillayne said...

I think you are very good at dyeing Dorthe - that "rosa" colour is so pretty and soft. It must be a wonderful treat to take things from the dye-pot and see what magic you have created... and then you get to make beautiful things with them.
I hope you have had a wonderful time with your family Dorthe!

Erika said...

Liebe Dorthe,
your Ding laces and fabrics are wonderful! I love this amazing kind of coloring fabrics. Many years ago I did this with wool, so I know this Kick, when the stuff came out from The color bath. In the deep of my Storage are a few Reste so it could going on. Ich freue mich für Deine zarten Farben. Ich finde das Färben mit Pflanzenfarben auch wundervoll. In this moments I would love more space for this pretty Things. Lucky you!
Ich hoffe, es geht Dir gut, liebe Freundin! Wir haben hier gerade richtig schlechtes Wetter, so dass mehr Zeit für Hausarbeit bleibt :)
Viele viele liebe Grüße und Küsse zu Dir von Deiner Erika

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello dear Dorthe,
love the results of your eco dying.
So very beautiful.Congratulations on winning the Magazine and welcome.Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs and love,

Dortesjs said...

skønt resultat med dine eco indfarvninger, det er altid spændende at se det færdige ik? og tillykke med magazin gevinsten skønt blad har læst det nogle gange.