Theresa Brown: “Eco printing it’s not a word you will find in the dictionary”

Theresa gives life to the ancient art of silk painting when she puts her brush to the silk or when she decides to explore the many methods of adding colour and design to natural fibers. She has her own definition of eco printing, and hers implies bringing mother nature’s actual colours and designs to her… Read More Theresa Brown: “Eco printing it’s not a word you will find in the dictionary”

Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti: Precious colours, medieval miniatures

Passion, dedication and commitment. These might be the three essential characteristics if you want to work in the field of Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti. Together they produce a wide range of natural colours, precious colours, which differ from the ones created through chemical synthesis. But their knowledge on medieval art and colours, and its… Read More Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti: Precious colours, medieval miniatures

Painting with Natural Inks such as Coffee Syrup, Vegetables and Fruits

Guest Article by Jacques Williamos Hi everyone.  I’m a mixed media eco-artist.  Jacques is the shortened form of Jacqueline, which my father began calling me when I was little.  I’ve been drawing from as long as I remember and was lucky enough to win third prize in a national schools’ art competition when I was… Read More Painting with Natural Inks such as Coffee Syrup, Vegetables and Fruits

A Unique Mix of Textiles and Techniques by Artist Averil Stuart-Head

A while ago, a New Zealand textile and fibre artist, Averil Stuart-Head, commented in the Italian section of our blog, having followed and enjoyed the site and magazine right from the beginning. She had discovered that our Italian headquarters (No Serial Number Italia) was close to her studio at Introdacqua, close to Sulmona in the Abruzzo region. We… Read More A Unique Mix of Textiles and Techniques by Artist Averil Stuart-Head

How To Make Natural Colours Using Seasonal Ingredients: The Colour Red From Beetroots and Berries

Guest Article by Jacques Williamos Do you remember the time before mobile phones, microwave ovens and the World Wide Web? You do? How did you entertain yourself? Did you switch on the television or did you go for bicycle rides when the weather was fine? We had a back lane leading from our garden past… Read More How To Make Natural Colours Using Seasonal Ingredients: The Colour Red From Beetroots and Berries

Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Three

Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page My stitch work has run the gamut of techniques, from the machine variety of free-motion quilting and embroidery to traditional hand embroidered stitches like those that embellish crazy quilts and back pockets of blue jeans. Chain and feather stitches and the simple Kantha of running threads… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Three

Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Two

Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page I jotted down every thought that came across my mind. And before long, I was telling a story of migration. Migration of the dyes moving gracefully through the fabric, crossing grid lines and arriving in other spaces. I realized that this echoed the story of my… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Two