Research: Sally Blake Australian Artist –

Sally Blake, an Australian Artist,  likes to explore the relationship between the human and natural worlds and in particular rain and dyes from plants.  Sally uses a number of textile techniques – dyeing, basketry, weaving, stitching, piecing – as well as paper based media.

Sally Blakke basket

Her website is http://www.sallyblake.com  on her website are her very interesting Gallery of Work and a fabulous resource “Eucalyptus Dyes”.  The Eucalyptus dye database is a project Sally undertook with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.  She studies the Eucalypts in the Australian National Botanical Garden for their dyes between June-November 2016. On her website Sally shares the links to the dye colours from both the leaves and the bark and also information about the recipes, fabrics and mordants that she used in the project.  I only found her website today and was so excited by the information provided that I thought I should share on this blog.

 

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