Dyed Fabrics
I did these the week before we went to Esperance as well as a batch of my printed silk scarves which are all sent off now without being photographed because I was in a rush. They’re mostly Procion dyes on cotton except the top right light red one which is Napthol. I intend to do more dyeing/printing. I’m working through the techniques in my dyeing books to find the right ones for me, I really like the low water ones.

What I bought in Esperance
We went to the fish leather factory which was very interesting. They had a video which explained the process of making the leather from fish and shark skins and the history of their business. It’s very labour intensive but the leather is beautiful, very strong and uses fish that are caught for food. The blue piece in the pic below is barramundi skin with a soft suede like finish and the small pieces have a shiny smooth finish. I also bought a bag of leather scraps and a bag of dyed fish scales (lower right of pic). The lace doileys, I found in an op shop.

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