Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Botanical printing. Eco dyeing/ Tinctoria.

*Please note that all images are property of Nelly Kouzmina and cannot be used without written consent 
from the artist.
I use variety of techniques in my dyeing projects, experimenting with mordants, dyes and plants to achieve new effects. 
My collection reflects local flora and some exotic plants.
Each piece is unique as unique every leaf and every flower. 
It is a reminder of a season, place where flora grew up and precious moments of being.

Personal collection can be created by request using your own garden treasures.


Collection of scarves called "Trenton Glory" is available in Trenton State Museum store http://www.state.nj.us/state/museum/dos_museum_collection.html.
Scarves represents the prints of leaves grown in the city of Trenton.

New collection of scarves is now available at Trenton City Museum boutique http://ellarslie.org/about/.
They all have botanical prints of leaves and flowers collected at the Cadwalader Park at Ellarslie Mansion, home of museum. This glorious park was designed by landscape architect - Frederick Law Olmsted

Variety of scarves also available at Gallery 23, Blairstown, NJ http://www.gallery23.net/ 
and Red Tulip Gallery, New Hope, PA http://www.redtulipcrafts.com/




2017 Spring Collection.





Shades of Purple - prints of Ginko leaves
8" x 72 Silk Habotai.
Forsythia Flowers prints on Silk.


                                       Silk Habotai.  8" x 72"
                                         Rose leaves prints.                                                       Silk Habotai. 8" x 72" 
                                                                                                                         Eucalyptus and Rose leaves.



Silk Habotai. Pachysandra print.
8" x 72"
Silk Habotai.
Prints of Japanese Maple leaves.
8" x 72"
Silk Habotai.
Forsythia flower prints.
            

Silk Habotai. 8"x 72"
Pachysandra prints.

 Silk Habotai. 22.5" x 22.5"
Variety of Eucalyptus prints on hand painted background.
New for spring.
Sky blue hand painted silk scarf with Eucalyptus prints.
8" x 72"

Wool Challis. 22" x 90"


Wool Challis. 22" x 90"


Silk Habotai. 22" x 90"


Silk Habotai. 22" x 90" 


2016 Garden Collection.

Silk.




"Sunset and Fire"
Large Silk Satin wrap with botanical print and hand painted background.
22" x 90"

No longer available.



Large silk Satin wrap ~ 22" x 90" with botanical print and hand painted background.

"Sunset"



"Spring"
Aqua blue silk Habotai with eucalyptus prints.
8" x 72'

Available in Red Tulip Gallery, New Hope, PA
http://www.redtulipcrafts.com/




"Last Autumn Memories".
New collection of silk scarves. Silk Habotai. Hand hemmed.
8" x 72".
Shades from Golden Yellow to Celladon Green

Available in Red Tulip Gallery, New Hope, PA


                                                             



Happy colors.
Ginko leaves on Silk Habotai. 

8" x " 72.
No longer available.



 Light purple silk scarf with parley prints.
A must have to complete an elegant dressing.
8" x 72".

No longer available.



I picked up Ginko leaves from big old tree on State Street in Trenton.
They were deliciously yellow with elegant shape.
Scarf is part of my collection called "Trenton Glory" now.
Habotai Silk. 8" x 72".


"Russian Sage". Silk Habotai.
Scarf. 8" x 72"

No longer available. Amsterdam resident.


"October". Collection "Trenton Glory"
Silk scarf. 8" x 72".
Available in Trenton State Museum Boutique, NJ.


Silk Habotai Scarf with Eucalyptus print.
 Geometrical and elegant design.
No longer available.

8" x 72"






"Christmas".
Habotai Silk. Holly Tree prints. Scarf.
8 " x 72"

No longer available. World traveler.







Holiday Collection.
Silk Habotai. Scarf. 8 " x 72"






Soft Tan to Vanilla cream with Burning Bush leaves prints.
Silk Habotai. Scarf. 8" x 72".
Romantic..

Reserved.











"Sunset".  Silk Habotai. Scarf.
8" x 72".


No longer available. North Jersey resident.


"Acacia" Silk scarf.
8" x 72".
No longer available.


Silk Habotai. Scarf 8" x 72"
No longer available.



Japanese Plum leaves print on Habotai Silk. Scarf 8" x 72".
No longer available.


Multi-color silk scarf with botanical prints.
8" x 72".
No longer available.





Large silk wrap with eucalyptus and chestnut prints.
No longer available. NYC resident.





Grape leaves print with water color effect.
Habotai silk. 8" x 72".
No longer available.




Sumac print on Habotai silk.
8" x 72".

No longer available.









Eucalyptus, Japanese Plum leaves print. Habotai silk.
8" x 72"

No longer available.



Japanese Plum leaves. Water color effect. 
Habotai Silk.
Scarf 8" x 72".

No longer available.




Fern. Habotai Silk.
Scarf 8" x 72"

No longer available.




Contact print on Habotai Silk.
Scarf 8" x 60".

No longer available.










Contact printing on Silk. Scarf. Silk Habotai.
8" x 72".
Variety of leaves print - Acacia, Maple, Plum, Oak.



Wool . 
Hand made felt, Hand woven Alpaca, Wool Challis, Jersey.

Hand woven Alpaca Wrap with Eucalyptus print.


Fine Wool Challis with Eucalyptus print and hand painted background.
24" x 80"

No longer available. NJ resident


Nuno felt Cape coat with eco-print. Hand made, seamless. Merino wool, Habotai Silk.
Eucalyptus leaves print. OOAK. Size M/L.
Make a fashion statement!


Eco print on cashmere sweater. No longer available.

Tinctoria.



Hand made nuno felt cloth with eucalyptus prints.
24.5" x 39.5"
Chair throw. Soft, light, cozy.


A pillow to match.

Eco prints/ dyes  
Nuno felt (on the right)/ super fine open weave silk, merino wool, dyed with Eucalyptus leaves
Wool Gauze (on the left), dyed with oak leave and Eucalyptus 
there plenty of huge oak trees near my house, trees are leaf less now, whatever I can find is a treasure to me..
Silver dollar Eucalyptus are sold in local Trader Joe's, I am so happy to have this store close by.

Eucalyptus leaves print on nuno felt scarf.
Open weave silk, Merino wool.
Sold.
Eco print on super soft wool Challis. Scarf.

From workshop with Polly Stirling (Australia), July 7--10, 2013


Hand made felt. My favorite. 
Eco printed with Eucalyptus, Japanese Maple and Plum leaves.






"Catalina". Nuno felt, eco print.
Merino wool, Habotai silk.
Print dyed with Eucalyptus, Japanese Maple, Plum, Oak leaves and Maple seeds.

No longer available. West Windsor resident.


"Acacia".
Habotai Silk scarf. Botanical print.
54" x 8". No longer available.