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Hello, I'm Gabriella, and

Welcome to Leaf Alkemy

A textile artist's studio where I create one-of-a-kind textile pieces for garments and homeware using ecoprinting and natural dyeing techniques.
I'm also working with patchwork quilting, embroidery, and crochet, incorporating my fabrics and hand dyed yarns and thread.
My passion for nature extends beyond textile art and into organic gardening, growing ornamentals, veg and herbs which are used in my own natural skincare products.

Here you'll find inspiration for eco-printing and natural dyeing, upcycling clothing with these techniques, interesting crochet projects and art quilts.

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Explore the Collection
Original indie design Handcrafted & Upcycled, Eco-printed clothing

Accessories

 Scarves & handcrafted bags printed with real plants

Explore Our Homeware Collection

Botanically printed home accessories & Wall art

What you will find here: Naturally beautiful handcrafted pieces

Each piece begins with a plain white natural fibre cloth, some new, some vintage. The fabric is then prepared with minerals for dyeing,  and then colour is applied with plant based dyes, or bundled with fresh foliage or flowers either foraged in the wild or grown in our garden and finally steamed, to achieve the imprint of the plants on the cloth.

Recently I started using another exciting technique with rusted metal pieces,  to create  abstract printed patterns in an earthy colour palette of rusty tones, rich browns, greys and blacks.

Plant dyes offer a renewable and rich colour palette each season. Many of the plants I use as dyes are either medicinal, or known as weeds, or seasonal garden and hedgerow plants. Leaves, flowers, roots and bark, in harmony with nature and the seasons.

If you would like to upcycle an old garment or have a new one made, do get in touch by clicking the link below: 
Custom Orders for eco-printed clothing & accessories

Check out our gallery of previous makes. Drop us an email with your request

PACKAGING
100% Recycled 

SAVED RAINWATER

We save the rainwater in our garden and use it in the dyeing process

NON TOXIC
All our dyes are natural and non-toxic

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Siobhan Black Englishby

Thanks a million for my gorgeous T-shirt and scarf Gabriella. They are really special, I love the way they are made using leaves and flowers to dye each piece individually. It’s clear that much care and attention has gone into them. Each one is really like a work of art and totally unique.

Shirain

I cannot begin to describe how beautiful this bag is! The eco print, the soft fabric on the inside, the colors! The shipping was insanely quick and the quality superb. Will be using this bag on the daily as it fits everything I need.

Julieanne Reel

Thank you so much for this gorgeous one of a kind bag. Organic and perfect for holding my singing bowls. I love it xxx

Rosa Parkes

Gabriella was so helpful and took time to find the exact colour for my bespoke scarf to match my wedding outfit 😘

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