Prior to the Industrial Revolution all clothes were coloured using only plant dyes; but in the last 150 years all this dye-craft heritage has been lost in favour of synthetic and polluting textile production methods. Worried about this situation and committed to a renaissance of pre-industrial processes is how The Wild Dyery was born, an… Read More The Wild Dyery: Eco-conscious and mystical natural dyes
Who said that beautiful art can’t be eco-friendly? Cassandra Tondro explores ways to bring fascinating art using the most eco-friendly materials available. Her abstract paintings are created by using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centres before it goes to waste. What about her amazing and colourful leaf prints? These are made by… Read More Cassandra Tondro: Living in the beauty of WOW!
I just can’t get enough of this beautifully shot video by Charlotte Marembert. It perfectly captures her work of using natural dyes in her workshop in Brussels. Charlotte’s company, Myrobolan produces natural knitting yarns; wool, merino, mohair and linen, favouring the natural to the chemical. All of her products are dyed naturally using plants that grow in gardens in Auvergne… Read More “Favouring the natural” – Charlotte Marembert
Tell me something about you… My name is Terriea Kwong, a fibre and fabric enthusiast born in Hong Kong. I’m a mother of two with a lovely family including a fluffy ball Mogi. I used to work in corporate communications for a multi-national company but after I discovered felt making and natural printing I opened… Read More “Imperfect is perfect”: exploring with felt and the wonders of botany
This is a wonderful video showing the felting process … Lanas y Fieltros Esfema shows you how she prepares felt and then she dyes it with leaves to create wonderful unique pieces of clothing!
As the first article was very popular we have decided to add another 10 Instagram accounts to the list! So watch out … we may have another 10 coming soon! 1 – michellecook_textileartist – Michelle Cook Artist working in textiles & mixed media. Love finding abandoned objects, especially from beach combing & incorporating in my artwork… Read More Another 10 Instagram accounts to follow: artists, textiles, colours and nature …
The friendship between Michela, Agnese and Rosa has now become really strong. The distance between them – from the Romagna coast where Michela lives, to the Abruzzo mountains where Agnese and Rosa live – does not dampen their desire to experiment with new ideas and come up with innovative projects which combine their technical skills, abilities… Read More Ecoprint days
When a passion for the natural world meets craftsmanship, great things can happen. One of the many stories we will tell is set in Piedmont, Italy: situated in the middle of the Susa Valley mountains, not far from the spectacular Sacra di San Michele Abbey, is the “BIO ATMOSFERE” studio, which belongs to Fashion Designer… Read More Dresses like blooming gardens: Bio Atmosfere Studio
Vibrant colours and original shapes, these are the two characteristics that really impressed me when I came across the diverse works of Pam de Groot, who I had the pleasure to interview recently. Hello, Pam, how would you like to introduce yourself? I am a textile and fibre maker from the Blue Mountains, west of… Read More Pam de Groot’s vibrant wearable art: experimenting with materials to find one’s own voice
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