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SILK background is first hand dyed from plants.  Painted designs, colour coordinated to patchwork prints, add to the uniqueness of each garment.  Newer garments from 2021 will be rather more tabard or kimono styled, in order to give focus on the painted panel.

I dye silk Ahimsa off-cuts acquired from an Irish fashion maker; called 'peace silk' where the silk worms are allowed to continue their cycle; a thicker silk like thin cotton, which tends to result in paler colours after steaming.  Habotai standard silk is shiny and gives brighter colours.

Many shades of gold and cream silk backgrounds are achieved with natural plant, seed and bark dyes: from author's own wild foraging and woad growing. Use 'Search' for plants: e.g. 'comfrey' 'hawthorn' etc for author's plant dye processes experimented with so far: one for example with walnuts.

Plant dye painting-mixtures are currently being experimented with on Habotai silk and wool.

SILK PAINTING examples:  


Casual styled with kimono styled sleeves and adjustable front lace-up for varied sizes in cotton, viscose and lace patchwork. Knee length, medium sized.

Aldebaran available direct from maker £120.00 (No longer on ETSY; purchasing details coming soon...)

Garments are unique one-offs, not available in a range of sizes.  Some are size adjustable at bust.  Patchwork dresses in mostly linen, cotton, viscose, silk, lace. Knee length and longer.  Fabric prints mixture: floral, illustrative, patterned, abstract, animal, geometric.  Some with silk painted panels by maker.  Commissions taken your fabrics or mine.


Patchworks are somewhat like an area of mixed flowers.  Asters and seed heads photo from Eden Project  quarry garden in September.  More floral photographs are on author's photography site in Floral Galleries Resonant Visions

High resolution prints of photographs - florals, trees, coasts - up to 55 inches for wall art will become available to purchase later in 2021-22 on author's Resonant Visions photography site.  Mural commissions also using adaptations of photo images, combined with personal requests.

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Images copyright Amelia Jane Hoskins Please email for use permission.