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.
“Seeing a field in bloom and its delicate colour would make you fall in love with linen”. Knowing Teresa is knowing the kind of artisan inspired by beloved past memories, folk and traditions. Teresa was born in 1945 in Cagliari (Sardinia), more specifically in San Basilio where she currently owns a small plot… Read More Teresa Mascia: The Beauty of Linen
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
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”
Tell me something about you… My name is Terriea Kwong, a fibre and fabric enthusiast born in Hong Kong. I’m a mother of two with a lovely family including a fluffy ball Mogi. I used to work in corporate communications for a multi-national company but after I discovered felt making and natural printing I opened… Read More “Imperfect is perfect”: exploring with felt and the wonders of botany
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
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
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!
What do the Celts, Vikings and Japanese have in common? It may surprise you, but they have all recently set their sights on… Biella! Yes, you heard that right, Biella, the Italian town world-famous for its yarn and home to a fascinating handicraft studio where valuable threads such as linen, silk cashmere, alpaca, angora and… Read More Shibori, Celtic scarves and weaving techniques: Bleupom Designs