GumnutMagic

Eco-print ebooks and naturally dyed clothing

Katoomba, New South Wales
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Announcement    Gumnut Magic is the magic of deep nature connection, of deep love for trees and leaves and the earth. Of wearing this love, and wearing the colours of this land.

Gumnut Magic is the magic of clothing eco-dyed with natural materials and methods. Made from discarded fast fashion, upcycled into something to be loved, treasured and cared for. Clothing that is gentle on the body and on the earth.

Gumnut Magic is handmade magic. Each garment is one of a kind, with the unique shapes and colours of the particular leaves that have been carefully arranged on it. And my range of magical clothing have been lovingly pieced together from a patchwork of precious scraps.

Gumnut Magic is my magic. An offering from my heart to yours.

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Last updated on 05 Sep, 2022

Gumnut Magic is the magic of deep nature connection, of deep love for trees and leaves and the earth. Of wearing this love, and wearing the colours of this land.

Gumnut Magic is the magic of clothing eco-dyed with natural materials and methods. Made from discarded fast fashion, upcycled into something to be loved, treasured and cared for. Clothing that is gentle on the body and on the earth.

Gumnut Magic is handmade magic. Each garment is one of a kind, with the unique shapes and colours of the particular leaves that have been carefully arranged on it. And my range of magical clothing have been lovingly pieced together from a patchwork of precious scraps.

Gumnut Magic is my magic. An offering from my heart to yours.

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About GumnutMagic

Sales 1,495
On Etsy since 2015

The making of Gumnut Magic

All the Gumnut Magic garments begin with a gentle walk along the streets and tracks of the Blue Mountains. Collecting branches that have fallen down in heavy winds or been chewed off by cheeky cockatoos. I take them home and soak them for weeks, until the leaf essence begins seeping out and turning the water a pungent orange.

While the leaves are soaking, I search op-shops for good quality clothing and fabric to upcycle. I prepare the fabric with a simple pre-mordant, a piece of broken cast iron pot that has been soaking in vinegar. The iron helps the leaf dye hold fast and brings out more colours and textures.

When it is time for the dyeing, I lay the fabric out on the ground. I pick up each leaf individually and place it with care, to create flow and balance. I roll the fabric up and wrap these bundles tightly, to hold each leaf in place and create a clear print.

The bundles are placed in a big dyepot. I fill it with water, and as it simmers away a rich smell of earth and bushland begins to fill my home.

The next morning when the bundles have cooled, I unwind the wool and open them. It is always a delight to unwrap each bundle and see what colours and textures have emerged.

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  • Louise Upshall

    Owner, Creator

    I am an artist, maker and magical bushland creature. Using gum leaves to dye clothes makes my heart sing. Unwrapping each new bundle is a joy as the unique colours and textures are revealed. I'm so grateful to spend my days doing this.

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Last updated on 10 May, 2022

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Cancellations: not accepted

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Items will be shipped 1-2 days after payment is received. Let me know if you would like to pay for an item in installments and we can set up a payment plan.

Delivery

All items are shipped with Australia Post. Package tracking is available on request. Because I strive to be a plastic-free business, items will be sent in a paper or cardboard envelope without bubble wrap.

Delivery time: Within Australia, you can expect your parcel in 2-6 business days once it has been marked as shipped. Overseas shipping will be by airmail and will take 2-3 weeks, but can occasionally take up to 6 weeks depending on the customs process in your country.

International customers are responsible for any import taxes, custom duties and/or taxes imposed by their country.

Additional policies and FAQs

Sizing guide: Women

Size XS
Bust 77 cm, 30 inches: AU 6 // US 2 // UK 6

Size S:
Bust 82 cm, 32 inches: AU 8 // US 4 // UK 8
Bust 87 cm, 34 inches: AU 10 // US 6 // UK 10

Size M
Bust 92 cm, 36 inches: AU 12 // US 8 // UK 12
Bust 97 cm, 38 inches: AU 14 // US 10 // UK 14

Size L
Bust 102 cm, 40 inches: AU 16 // US 12 // UK 16

Size XL
Bust 107 cm, 42 inches: AU 18 // US 14 // UK 18

Sizing guide: men

Size XS: chest 87 cm, 34 inches

Size S: chest 92 cm, 36 inches

Size M: chest 97 cm, 38 inches

Size L: chest 102 cm, 40 inches

Size XL: chest 107, 42 inches

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