Ecoprinted and handcrafted wares made locally, ethically, naturally

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SILK PILLOWCASES

How wonderful to drift off to dreamland with your head resting on a work of art...

These silk pillowcases are not only luxurious (um, hello silk!) but are also unique works of art from nature.

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SCARVES

Each scarf is unique, telling its own story through leaf selection, seasonality and layout.  Some are adorned with hand-stitching to highlight and mend scars that the fabric has accumulated during its journey.  Others are created with pristine silk ready for you to add to their story.

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OTHER FANCIES

These are creative explorations that don't fit into my usual range. 

Here are all the items that don't fit into my usual offerings - either made by me or by another clever local artisan.

A LOOK AT MY PROCESSES

Each item I make begins as a plain piece of fabric.  Using leaves and bark that I gather locally on my wanderings and bicycle rides around Featherston I lay, wrap and cook designs and patterns into the fabric - a method of pigment transfer called eco-printing. 

 

Plants impart their own natural pigments into the fabric.  Factors like seasonality and location affect the final results, so each piece of fabric is a unique, creative experiment lead by nature.

 

My dye-pots are filled with lichen, bark, leaves, fruits, vegetables and flowers in order to create backgrounds for my eco-prints or more solid-coloured fabrics. 

IN THE MEDIA

NZ Life & Leisure Magazine

Issue #97, May/June 2021