Jane Jacobs: Seeing Potential Art Wherever You Walk

“No matter where in the world you go, there are plants indigenous to that area that make wonderful dye material”.  Jane Jacobs is an explorer, a food lover, a person who is councious about the possibilites that nature offers. As a textile artist, her practice concentrates on creating unique textiles with handmade felt, silk and… Read More Jane Jacobs: Seeing Potential Art Wherever You Walk

“Favouring the natural” – Charlotte Marembert

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

Ever ruined your favourite woollen jumper in the washing machine? A new passion may be hiding behind this accident!

I never learnt to sew as a child because I wore glasses and my mother thought that school was quite enough “close work” for me! Besides, I probably preferred mud pies, climbing trees and later reading in my spare time, if the truth were known…. Half a century later when my elderly mother passed away,… Read More Ever ruined your favourite woollen jumper in the washing machine? A new passion may be hiding behind this accident!

Wool, knitting needles and plant impressions (eco print) combine to create a unique garment

Today I shall tell you a tale which has only just ended. It is the tale of a cardigan knitted from undyed wool taken from the sheep of the Abruzzo. It is a long story because I only knit during the afternoon, once I have switched off my computer for the day. At that point,… Read More Wool, knitting needles and plant impressions (eco print) combine to create a unique garment