Deciduous leaves

Eco-printing with autumn leaves

I’m continuing to gather leaves and do tests for my new ebook, which will cover a wide range of leaves that eco-print well on cotton. This tshirt was eco-printed with 8 different types of deciduous leaves, using the method described in Gum Leaf Alchemy. The leaves have produced a range of greens and blues.

Eco-printing on cotton with autumn leaves

Deciduous leaves eco-print

I’ve been busy testing a range of different leaves, using the eco-printing method described in my first ebook. Although that ebook focuses on eucalyptus leaves, which are still my favourite, the method works well for many other leaves. This is a sampler of mixed deciduous leaves: oak, blackberry, cotinus (smokebush) and two types of maple. I am going to be compiling all of my tests into a new mini-ebook, a guide to different leaves that print well. It will cover a mix of native Australian and foreign leaves, focussing on those that grow in temperate climates. I hope that this will help readers who don’t live surrounded by eucalyptus trees, or who just want to try new leaves.

Eco-printing with mixed leaves: maple, oak, blackberry, cotinus