Oct, 2019- Nov, 2019
This project uses reclaimed silk and wool fabrics. Red onions were the keys that turned the fabrics
into green. I boiled onion skin to create dyes and use alum and iron as mordants. This collection was showcased in D-Day Studio, Woodstock, NY. Most leaves were individually purchased by various interior decorators.
Pattern: Shapes from leaves
Materials: Silks from sample headers, muslin, wire
Techniques: Laser cut, natural dye, hand stitching, embroidery
Scale: Approximately 15 in x 21 in each leaf. 10 Leaves in total.
The need for green is so powerful that it will turn around fashion and design without any doubt, sprouting from different political, humanistic and survivalist sources it is impossible to ignore. But maybe the most important thing about green is its capacity to bring joy. Its energy and charisma are compelling and will help us be, combatting despair with optimism and happiness: joy seen as another form of activism.
– Li Edelkoort