August 20, 2012

Bojagi Finished, Start and Eco-Dye

I finally can show you the finished bojagi. I posted a photo on my Daily Life Inspiration blog for those of you visit it. I'm very happy with this bojagi cloth; so much so that I started a new one. This time I'm making one in blue, and it's for me. 

Apart from the bojagi project, I did some Eco-dyeing as well. A busy couple of weeks I say...


There was enough sunshine to shoot a few photos this weekend. A lovely lemon tree in the backyard was perfect for a prop.


A little breeze made an interesting photo. There is an exhibition at Ziguzagu/Kazari in October, and I'm putting this piece in the exhibition.


Here is the new bojagi cloth. Some pieces were already stitched together. I'm making one unit at a time. I then lay them together and fill in the missing spaces when I need to. It's going to be larger than the pink one. I do have a lot of blue fabric to play with. 


I am very happy with this batch of dye. I used a solution of oak leaves for this. I soaked the oak leaves at the beginning of atumn and when I was ready to use it, the colour was a dark and rich looking liquid. I used a few different leaves for the bundles. You can see orange areas made by eucalyptus leaves. 


Every time I open bundles I wish I had left them longer.  Well, too late now. I think they turned out okay regardless. 

If you haven't visited my photo blog 'Daily Life Inspiration' I hope you do. I have been enjoy posting a photo each day. Also enjoy photographing all sort of photos from various places. On top of everything, I'm learning a lot about taking arty photos...


Until next time
Nat

15 comments:

deanna7trees said...

love seeing the pink one again. and the blue one has a great start. your dyed cloth always turns out beautiful and i love seeing it.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

It's really beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

The Bojagi pieces are really beautiful, Nat. I can't wait to see the blue one done.

Your eco dyed piece is gorgeous! I love seeing all the color variations in it. You were smart to collect those leaves in early autumn for use later. Great work!!

Simone de Klerk said...

I find your eco dye more than okay!
Now I will have to look op the term bojagi. I am sure you explained it before, but I can't remember.
The quilt is so beautiful. Love all those pieces.

Els said...

Mmmmm, your beautiful Bojagi in pink .... I think there's a pink ribbon right in the middle ! It would be great to "fly" it in October: breastcancer awareness month !
Beautiful eco deying, Nat !

Terry said...

The finished bojagi is wonderful.
The blue one has started well and I know you have lots of indigo from your posts.
Enjoy the creative rythum you have found. You seem to be very happy.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Nat simply stunning...I love it and the colours are gorgeous!

Jeannie said...

Both of your Bojagis are gorgeous. I love the variety of cloth and the randomness of the squares. Really nicely done, Nat. Your eco dyed cloth is gorgeous. I swore this year I wasn't going to try it again. But now I am seeing the cloths others are creating and the itch to roll some leaves between cloth has started. ;) Wishing you a beautiful week. (Your photographs are lovely.)

Sand and Sunshine said...

The pink is so very peaceful. As you know I'm partial to the blue so I find the tranquility of the pink quite a marvel. I've never thought of pink as calming before. Wonderful work on everything.

Judy Martin said...

The pink bojagi dancing with the lemon tree is a really happy image that I will carry with me today.

I have never made a bojagi, but want to some day. This is an inspiration.

onesmallstitch said...

love the bojagi, Nat - the pink one is perfect in the lemon tree. Did you receive the picture DVD of the workshop??

deemallon said...

the pink piece is truly lovely... will look forward to seeing blue progress.

Kim said...

Beautiful workmanship as always. Wish I could see these in person :0)

Happy Sewing

Judy said...

Love your Bojagis - but can't wait to see your blue piece (I'm not partial to pink).
Your eco dyed piece is great. I love using Eucalyptus leaves - wish I had easy access to them! Lucky you!

xo

blandina (aracne) said...

How busy you have been, I wonder how you can find the time of doing all this!

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