Artists, Nature & the Wonder Begins … (Part Two)Francesca Palange
In this part we continue to discover the beauty of eco printing and natural dyes on more textiles but also on felt and on paper
To start from the beginning of our journey read Artists, Textiles and Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One)
1 – Nicola Brown – Clasheen
Natural and timeless, I print interior accessories and art to wear using leaves and hedgerow vegetation from the surrounding Irish countryside. Most of the vegetation is from my own fields and garden and where possible luxurious fabrics are sourced locally too. The lambswool for my latest cushions and tunics has been woven to order 6 miles up the road at Cushendale Woollen Mills, Irish linen is sourced from a mill in the neighbouring county and all the felt is handmade in my own studio.
2 – Wrapt in the Far South
I live, work & teach in Southern Tasmania this unique environment inspires my range of distinctive hand dyed & mixed media products based on the colours and textures of our pristine landscape. I am currently working on a series of large woollen wraps – From the Forest Floor. I love the patterns I can make from the tiny leaves & buds of Eucalyptus Crenulata in a wattle bark & iron bath.
3 – Bahar Bozacı Designs
I am Bahar Bozacı, textile artist and eco printing lover from İzmir in Turkey. After discovering that in the textile industry is mostly common to use harmfull chemical dyes I decided that I wanted to try an eco-friendly technique for textile fabrics so I searched about the eco-printing technique. Now I express myself using this beautiful technique. I use eco-printed and botanical dyed fabrics and threads as a background for my work and by using lino print or stitch or patchwork, I try to create a painting on the textile surface.
4 – Doodle Ink Jacques
I am an eco-artist who loves to paint with natural inks created in my kitchen and using objects, recyclable items and offcuts, normally discarded to help make art. I find that people who have ‘Big Mistakes’ rubbers tend not to use them for their purpose. Instead, because of their size, they hang around on the desk rather than in the pencil case. I carve out of rubbers designs which I draw on the rubber and then print from them on fabric such as cotton or on stationery. The homecrafted rubber stamp is perfect for my envelopes and I use coffee as the ink as shown in the picture.
Read more in Part One
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