Gondwana Colour Towards an Eco Culture

Natural Organic Dye made from Eucalyptus leaves

Slow Colour for conscious comfort

Gondwana Colour Range

Gondwana Colour Eucalyptus Dye – Limited supply

In collaboration with research scientists from Southern Cross University, I have developed a globally unique plant dye from eucalyptus.

Other artists, globally, use eucalyptus as a dye in various ways, with stunningly beautiful results.  ‘Gondwana Colour’ however, is the only packaged product.   I blend the leaves to create three main colours – Wollumbin Red, Gooram Brown and Chincogan Gold.

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blue gum leaves _4633    KOALA

Made from eucalyptus, organic and natural,  Australian eucalyptus leaves

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My studio work showcases ‘Gondwana Colour’, with artcloth, textile sculpture and wearable art.

Internationally recognised, my textile art is shown regularly in touring exhibitions.

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It works with protein fibres – wool and silk and is great for shibori. Two  superfine merino wool gauze art shawls using itajime shibori and Gondwana Colour – Chincogan Gold on left and Wollumbin Red on the right.

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Eucalyptus leaves for each batch of Gondwana Colour are wild harvested. Different seasons will see me harvesting from different places and species.

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With more than 900 distinct species [and almost as many sub species] identification is always challenging and endlessly  fascinating.

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Testing takes place to ascertain the blend necessary to achieve the desired batch of Gondwana Colour and leaves are dried and mulched before vacuum sealing and packing.

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I dyed my hair

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Gondwana Colour Felted beads – earrings with semi precious stones,

sterling silver and emu feathers

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