To mark London Fashion Week, we present the story of a slow, unfashionable piece of clothing. Grow a Garment Press Release1
We’re getting ready for the RHS’s Secret Sunday on 1st March. They’ve asked us to display our London-grown garment. It will be its first public appearance since it was made. It’s actually being reknitted at the moment so we hope it will have sleeves! We’ll be giving a talk about the project at 10.45 so come and see (and even touch) it and ask us how we did it.
Throughout the day we’ll be running a drop-in dye workshop and we’ll be talking about our new project – to grow community string.
This is what I think is a perfectly beautiful video on the eco printing techniques that I use for my fabrics – locally sourced vegetation and found rusty objects! Nicola Brown lives in a wonderful part of Ireland and I was lucky enough to take a workshop with her in Vancouver…where she taught a very unique nuno-felting method. We dyed the nuno-felted fabric using the natural eco printing techniques highlighted in this wonderful video.
It’s a gorgeous little film for the backdrop of that part of Ireland and how Nicola describes her feelings as she unwraps her bundles – it’s exactly the feeling! No two are the same… addictive. Not to mention keeping an eagle eye out for bits of rust on walks to add to the collection.