Tag - natural materials

When nature and art come together

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 beach, through a forest or along the banks of a river; shells, stones, pine cones, branches of leaves… and I still do it to [...]


Artists, Nature & the Wonder Begins … (Part Two)

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 [...]


Adventures in Scotland with India Flint by Justine Aldersey-Williams, The Wild Dyery

India Flint is a world renowned textile artist from Australia, famous for her (re)discovery of the eucalyptus leaf eco-printing technique. She travels the world exhibiting and teaching about sustainable fabric dyeing options which venerate rather than exploit our Earth. The image above illustrates so many things that I love about her work. She kindly allowed me to photograph the amazing apron she was wearing during a workshop I attended at Big Cat Textiles in Newburgh, Scotland last August. Apart from the [...]