When I graduated from Highlands Collage I set up the Art Rooms as a place to be creative with other like minded artists as the kitchen table wasn’t very inspiring. I love having people around to bounce ideas off. The first task of the day is to walk the dog. This gets me out into nature, this is where I get my inspiration and leaf collection for printing. Then I head to my studio. The best thing about working for yourself is you choose what needs doing whether it’s printing, sewing, framing or admin.
Eco printing is a process through which the pigments and tannins in leaves and flowers are transferred onto fabric. It is time consuming, but extremely rewarding. Nature never ceases to amaze, and the secrets some leaves release onto the fabric are absolutely incredible!The color of the leaf is often completely unrelated to the color it prints. The results are to a large extent unpredictable and that is part of the final beauty of each scarf and makes them all individual. Opening a fresh bundle from the pot is always magical. You never know what you’re going to get.
As a textile artist, discovering eco printing was magical for me. It has reignited my passion for natural fabrics and printing.
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