Elena Stokes ~ Tranquil Marsh - Wild Iris "…constructed using my strip technique of hand dyed and batik fabrics torn, collaged and fused and then machine quilted." Great color and sense of movement you can see the water flowing toward you in the marsh.
1900 - Amethyst Vintage French Nouveau France Poster Print Advertisement
Callot Soeurs Dress - ca 1926 - by Callot Soeurs, Paris - Silk, silk & metallic lace, & imitation pearls & opals - Irises & water avens adorn this elegant dress - Indianapolis Museum of Art (jewelry inspiration).
How to Dye Fabric Black Naturally - Natural Black Fabric Dyes -Most irises grow from rhizomes which can be divided to create new plants. It is the roots/rhizomes of iris that will produce a black dye. I PREFER WALNUT HULL