Ecoprinted and handcrafted wares made locally, ethically, naturally
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.
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.
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