Video source: Facebook Miao embroidery is a tradition over 500 years old where the embroider actually weaves metal thread into beautiful and delicate patterns. Long Nv San Jiu, a fouth-generation tin embroider is worried that the art will die out, as more and more young girls are reluctant to pursue the lifelong craft. It can take up to… Read More The Last Generation of Tin Embroiders?
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”
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
We are Williby Roc‘s, a new Eco-arts and crafts venture started in April 2016 by two crafty mums from South Shields. Together we aim to release children’s potential for creation and resourcefulness using reclaimed and natural materials from the world around us. We are passionate about arts and crafts and we also care about our… Read More A Christmas that doesn’t cost the Earth
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
Autumn has started and winter is just around the corner so I thought to make a list of naturally dyed yarns, threads, fabrics and kits that I have found on Etsy for you to get some inspirations for your next eco projects! Hope you enjoy it! NATURALLY DYED YARNS 1 – From Ant’sWood House – If… Read More Naturally dyed yarns, threads, fabric and kits
Can you dress ‘seasonally’? Is it possible to slow down the frenetic pace dictated by the world of fashion that releases seasonal collections a year in advance? Can you dress in a way that is respectful to nature, dressing with natural fibres and avoiding synthetic dyes? Each one of these questions is a challenge to the market… Read More Our eco-wardrobe, season after season: the coat
This is a wonderful video showing the felting process … Lanas y Fieltros Esfema shows you how she prepares felt and then she dyes it with leaves to create wonderful unique pieces of clothing!
The friendship between Michela, Agnese and Rosa has now become really strong. The distance between them – from the Romagna coast where Michela lives, to the Abruzzo mountains where Agnese and Rosa live – does not dampen their desire to experiment with new ideas and come up with innovative projects which combine their technical skills, abilities… Read More Ecoprint days
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