This gorgeous fabric with leaves is produced in South Africa using, photosensitive dyes, combined with the natural light of the sun, and leaves. This cotton fabric can only be dyed on the hottest days between September and May (which is spring and summer in South Africa) when there is no wind to disturb the leaves. The transformation takes place after a few hours of the fabric being left in the sun. When the leaves have been removed, like magic, the sun, and the dye have worked together to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, fabric.
Each piece has been pre-washed to remove any excess dye and has been pressed. If you plan to place the fabric next to white or a very light colored fabric, I suggest that you wash it first to make certain every bit of the dye has been removed. You may also use Synthrapol, which is a special detergent for removing excess dye from the fabric.
Uses: Accessories Art Quilts Bags Clothing Costumes Doll Making Fabric Collage Home Décor Jewelry Making Journals Mixed Media Textile Art Wearable Art
NOTE 1: TO ENSURE THAT YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH YOUR PURCHASE, PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION FOR THIS FIBER, CAREFULLY. I HAVE TRIED TO CLEARLY AND ACCURATELY DESCRIBE ITS CHARACTERISTICS; HOWEVER, IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO MAKING YOUR SELECTION.
CONTENT: 100% cotton
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Africa
SIZE: FAT QUARTER (18" X 22")
NOTE 2: ALTHOUGH EACH PIECE OF FABRIC HAS BEEN CUT FROM THE SAME YARDAGE, DEPENDING ON WHERE IT IS CUT, THE PIECE YOU RECEIVE MAY DIFFER, SOMEWHAT, FROM THE PHOTOS. HOWEVER, THE DESIGN AND COLOR WILL BE AS SHOWN.
NOTE 3: DUE TO THE DIFFERENCES IN MONITOR SETTINGS AND PREFERENCES, THE ACTUAL COLOR MAY BE SOMEWHAT LIGHTER OR DARKER THAN IT APPEARS ON YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN. EVERY POSSIBLE EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO DEPICT THE COLOR SHOWN IN THE PHOTO AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE.
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