Artist Caroline Nixon’s exhibition at Whichford Pottery: Ecoprinting & Upcycling

When textile artist Caroline Nixon got in touch with me on social media, I would have never imagined that I would soon have the opportunity to view her first exhibition at the absolutely gorgeous Whichford Pottery in Shipston-on-Stour. The exhibition was held on the 14th of September 2016 and it was the official launch of her… Read More Artist Caroline Nixon’s exhibition at Whichford Pottery: Ecoprinting & Upcycling

Another 10 Instagram accounts to follow: artists, textiles, colours and nature …

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 …

Dresses like blooming gardens: Bio Atmosfere Studio

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

Natural Dyeing, Ecoprinting and Experimenting with Shibori Techniques

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

The Resurgence of Natural Dyes, Eco Textiles and The Slow Fashion Movement

An Interview with Aviva Leigh by Naina Bajaria In light of my research project where I am investigating the resurgent interest in the use of natural dyes and eco textiles, I took a trip to Norwich to visit Aviva Leigh, an artist that was recommended to me due to the project emphasis on the slow-fashion movement.… Read More The Resurgence of Natural Dyes, Eco Textiles and The Slow Fashion Movement