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”
A great opportunity to learn a fantastic technique with UK based artist Lizzie Godden … not to be missed! The Workshop “We will begin with using the technique that India Flint used with her grandmother, which inspired her to try printing on fabric with leaves. Using freshly gathered leaves we’ll use a rolling technique to print onto silk.… Read More An Introduction to Eco-Printing with artist Lizzie Godden
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
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
Alison Faith Kay’s artworks are a celebration of life. And as life does, her paints include everything: from pain and sadness to joy, peace and freedom. Her work is also intuitive, Alison doesn’t know what she is going to create when she starts. She instead stands in front of the blankness and picks the shapes and… Read More Alison Faith Kay: Intuitive, honest and eco-friendly art
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!
with Babs Behan, Shoreditch London – Sunday 05/03/17 12-3pm Babs Behan will be providing an organic cold pressed juice, from The East London Juice Co., to each participant, and taking the juice pulp from the drinks to use in a bundle dye process, along with a selection of fresh flowers from Columbia Road Flower Market. The participants will… Read More Bundle Dyeing Using Botanical Dyes from Juice Waste
Fact from 153 respondents How did you first come across eco printing and how did you learn to eco print? What mordants do you use? Do you use plastics when eco printing? If not, what alternatives to plastics do you use? These are only some of the questions that 153 eco printers responded to as… Read More The #EcoPrintSurvey: What, When, How, Why.
Words from the only weaver from Vico del Gargano, Italy. Once upon a time looms were constantly working at Vico del Gargano. And women had a fundamental role in the development of handicrafts, particularly woven fabrics for everyday use and special occasions, for furnishing, and for the house in general. Looms where then an essential… Read More Maria Voto: The Importance of Keeping Traditional Handicrafts Alive
The account of a day of experimentation. There are a number of reasons why Michela decides to pay me a visit in the Abruzzo: a yearning for the mountains (Campo Imperatore, a mountain grassland, is a stone’s throw away), a desire to get away from her workshop in Rimini for a few days before she… Read More Experimenting with natural dyes: an old pan, water, lots of onions and an expert teacher