Friday, July 12, 2019

Flower Pounding Technique

 

 


I was first intrigued by a flower dyeing technique when a couple of years ago I read an article about this artist, Cara Marie Piazza, who takes bridal bouquets and dyes the brides' dresses using the flowers from the bouquets to make them a keepsake by using a steaming technique. Needless to say I was stunned.  



Since then, my interest into eco printing has been slowly growing and now I am at a stage where it is focused on flower pounding. I quite detest the name to be honest because it sounds brutal and in fact it is, because you actually pound or hammer the flowers onto fabric. I found many tutorials and they are all linked below.

 

 


 


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Have you tried any similar dyeing technique? I hope I find the time this summer to try both - steam and pounding.

10 comments:

Atelier Marie-Lucienne said...

MUST! TRY! THAT! FIRST! THING! TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!

Maya Kuzman said...

Haha... hello soulmate! I'd love to see what you'll come up with M!

Marie Blackburn said...

I have never heard of flower pounding but I love the idea of taking the bridal bouquet and transferring it onto the bridal gown. I'm very intrigued by this now and you share some lovely examples here, Maya!

Alhana said...

I have never heard of these techniques before, much less tried them. They sound intriguing though. Let us know your experience on doing this if you finally find time this summer. :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much Marie! I think it is more practical to have the dress transformed after the wedding and wear it, instead having it hung into the closet for years on end.

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, I certainly will Alhana!

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Divya said...

I know of eco printing but flower pounding is a new idea. I'll check out the tutorials. Have you tried making something with it?

Of Goats and Greens said...

This is quite a cool arts and crafts project! I'll be back to learn more. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

Karren Haller said...

These are really interesting crafts, I have never heard of "pounding", it looks really neat, Im sure you could create some interesting designer fabrics.
Thank you for sharing on #omhgff last week, stop by again tomorrow.
Have a lovely weekend!