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.
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
I remember the tragicomic moment when a woollen hood ended up in the tumble dryer . Why use a tumble dryer, I hear you ask? And with good reason. But let me tell you that in a house (make that a small house) in the London suburbs, getting something dry is a futile project! And so… Read More A superhero’s jumper!
“I am able to create a body of work that appeal to me and my customers without losing the joy of felting or becoming a machine designed to just churn out products” She works and lives surrounded by mountains, dry stone walls and beautiful small green fields in the rural town of Ballybrack, Co. Carlow.… Read More Nicola Brown: Simple, Natural, Crafted
“That’s my secret. But I will show you.” Finding images and information on Irit Dulman’s creations and workshops is a pretty easy job. A lot of this is online, and her amazing objects and garments are accesible to buy from platforms like Etsy. But who is Irit Dulman? Who is this artist that embraces eco-printing… Read More Irit Dulman: Textiles with Soul
“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
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
Wine is the source of Nathalie Leturcq´s burgeoning enterprise, Jóias Janaina. For the last two years, Leturcq, a textile designer from Belgium, has been working closely with the Monje wine estate in El Sauzal, Tenerife, to investigate the properties of the tints that can be extracted from the grapes and vines during the winemaking process.… Read More “Dyeing in the Vineyard”
My name is Bahar Bozacı and I am a textile designer and eco-printing lover from İzmir, in Turkey. I was always interested in metaphysics. One day while I was walking, suddenly I shuddered, turned to my right and saw the trees. I saw the trees in a big street getting together and holding each other very… Read More Ecoprint story: on metaphysics, nature & art