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
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.
Today is the perfect day to share a project that is easy and requires persistence, perfect for those who love uncomplicated knitting – the northerly wind brings thick clothing to mind! The real difference with this piece of work is the collection of samples of vegetable-dyed wool that I have on hand. I have one… Read More For the cold days: a ‘sampler’ knitted dress
Etsy Holiday Gift Guide It’s that time of year again, Christmas is around the corner! I have a 3 year old daughter and a bunch of other children to buy for this year. But whilst most people are running around the shops trying to find the latest must-have toy before it sells out, I’m sitting… Read More Etsy Holiday Gift Guide: my favourite handmade toys
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
The road which leads us to Maria’s house is an endless undulation of hills. As the crow flies, it is very close to the starting point of our journey, Rimini. However, once we have left the plains, the road becomes uneven, continuously rolling hills blend into each another until we reach Ardiano (Roncofreddo, Forli-Cesena), where… Read More From Fleece to Yarn …
Ingredients: Three dear grandchildren; Little time to hand; A desire to bring them a gift I have created myself, one for each child; Around 400g of AquiLANA 100% pure virgin wool, which originates from the pastures of The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park in Italy and has been dyed with madder (salmon… Read More Three Tank Tops for Three Dear Grandchildren