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

Incorporating ancient Mayan techniques in the modern world

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala – Mayan women artisans are taking advantage of modern technology and sustainable design trends to bring their products directly to Western consumers. More than 50 women artisans in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala have partnered with the local Fair Trade organization, Y’abal, to share their ancient weaving traditions (Y’abal, meaning “hope” in the k’iche’ language was… Read More Incorporating ancient Mayan techniques in the modern world

Natural Dyeing, Ecoprinting and Experimenting with Shibori Techniques

Guest Article by Lizzie Godden I’ve been running a class in Blakeney, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, for a year now. The class is an adult education class, made up of people with a wide range of experience and confidence. Some have done some printing (lino cut, block printing), others have done some embroidery, and… Read More Natural Dyeing, Ecoprinting and Experimenting with Shibori Techniques