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
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.
Christmas dinner is my favourite part of Christmas. Roast potatoes are my favourite but every bit of a Christmas dinner plays its part in making my Christmas great. But how sustainable and eco-friendly is it? The Soil Association found that a typical Christmas dinner with all of its imported trimmings creates a nearly 50,000 miles.… Read More A Green Christmas Dinner
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”
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
Art, in all its various forms is my life’s passion. I trained as a goldsmith, have also taken some painting courses throughout the years I have always been fascinated by nature. Ever since I was a little girl, I have never been able to stop myself from collecting her wonderful gifts whenever I walked along a… Read More When nature and art come together
Autumn is most probably the best time of the year for me as I absolutely love the colours of the leaves before they fall from the trees. Outside my sister’s house there is a beautiful maple tree whose leaves turn into different shades of red in Autumn. The other day, I decided to pick some… Read More Autumn craft activity …
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!