An Introduction to Eco-Printing with artist Lizzie Godden

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

Experimenting with natural dyes: an old pan, water, lots of onions and an expert teacher

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

An account of a day off school, during the Christmas holidays

Imagine three children, a typically small London house, a tiny garden – the English winter sogginess rendering it unusable – and very short days. Tough days, spent inventing games, writing and reading stories, drawing and, only for a short while, breaking up the day with some cartoons (Their choices? Peter Rabbit and the Octonauts, both… Read More An account of a day off school, during the Christmas holidays

Simple shoes, simple life: textile shoes using repurposed upholstery fabric

by Walter Pultinas When I set out to Thailand to teach English for a year I never would have guessed that I would return home looking for shoe making opportunities. Sewing and fashion had always been a hobby of mine, but never more than that. Walking down the streets of the many open markets in Thailand… Read More Simple shoes, simple life: textile shoes using repurposed upholstery fabric

Following a strand of wool… we ended up in Bolivia

Following twisting paths in search of those who are passionate about using natural fibres, it is inevitable to come across someone who has chosen to live in the same place as the animals who provide the precious threads – llamas, alpacas and vicuñas – and the women who have always used them (because spinning and… Read More Following a strand of wool… we ended up in Bolivia