I love to use natural dyeing methods to create unique fabric and threads. Dyes can be found in everything from rusty objects to plant matter and my garden serves as the perfect source for colour. I spend hours in my greenhouse creating and steaming bundles and filling pots to stew in the sun. The colours are unpredictable due to changes in seasons, water, cloth and of course ingredients but the results are always exciting. the best thing is if it doen't work first time you can overdye s nothing is wasted.
The piece displayed is dyed with rust, more specifically nails! I put my Artworks together in a way to draw attention to the beautiful details in each piece of fabric and I often like to combine objects from the dyeing process in the composition.
If you want to learn mroe about natural dyeing why not come on a workshop or look out for my workshop handbook coming in 2017