Wind-fallen scarves workshop at Big Cat Textiles, Newburgh, Scotland – August 2015 India Flint is a world renowned textile artist from Australia, famous for her discovery of the eucalyptus leaf eco-printing technique. She travels the world (or whirled as she prefers to spell it!) 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 … Read More
The Bluecoat Display Centre I’m thrilled to announce that The Wild Dyery has it’s first stockist, the Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool. Not only is the Bluecoat the oldest building in Liverpool but they only stock a carefully curated selection of the finest arts and crafts in the U.K. so I’m flattered that my work has been chosen. You can find the Bluecoat on School Lane in Liverpool or College Lane for the Display Centre entrance.
new events for 2016 I’m thrilled to have been asked to teach at the University of Nottingham Museum next April. I will be presenting a brand new workshop which will introduce students to natural fabric dyeing. As I’ve been promising a workshop in my local area for a long time now I’ve decided to run the same event in Hoylake (near Liverpool) next March. The workshops will offer a comprehensive introduction to natural fabric dyeing, discovering sustainable ways to colour … Read More
Interview with James Wood from The Foraged Book Project James Wood is a recent graduate now working on ‘The Foraged Book Project’ a collaboration with 30 artists who are creating a unique handcrafted book entirely from wild and foraged materials. He runs foraging, natural dyeing and paint making workshops in North West England. I attended his “Dye and Paint Making” workshop on 9th May where we collected local dye plants, extracted and modified their colours on fabric samples and then … Read More
Dye Your Own Indigo Tote Bag! The Wild Dyery are thrilled to announce our first live event taking place this May as part of Capstan’s Bazaar in Liverpool’s exciting creative quarter, The Baltic Triangle. We will be launching our new product range of naturally dyed textiles which will be for sale on our stall and you’ll be able to try indigo dyeing and shibori resist techniques for yourself by taking one of our drop-in workshops that will be running from … Read More