Gone Rustic Eco Dyed Blouse
Eco dyed blouse from Gone Rustic using botanical plants local to St Marys, Tasmania, Australia. Artist Rita Summers runs a studio and gallery offering classes and special exhibits featuring other artists and sells her own work there and on her website.
Rita Summers of Gone Rustic gives new life to vintage garments by dyeing them with botanical plants and marking with rust using nails and other metals. The eco dyed blouse examples you see here are typical of what she carries in her shop on her website. Rita is drawn towards feminine garments that have lace or other embellishments. The dyes enhance the design by bringing Nature on to the garment: leaves, petals and other elements mark the fabric in unpredictable ways, making each piece one of a kind, a work of art that cannot be reproduced.
Rita carries other garments in her shop: skirts, jackets, and dresses, which can all be layered with each other in a delightful and elegant way. Most blouses range in price from $48-$69 USD.