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Caroline Nixon is a textile artist who works with natural dyes and botanical contact printing ( ecoprinting) to produce wearable art, wall art and home textiles. Working from her garden studio in long Compton, she captures the beauty of nature using the pigments and imprints of the leaves themselves – no synthetic ink, dyes or silk screens are involved. Hand and free machine stitch are used for embellishment, producing complex patterned cloth. The naturally occurring colours are soft and harmonious, and the process is non polluting and respectful of the environment.

The plants and dyes come from sustainable sources – many are grown in her own garden. The smallest change in plant species, climatic conditions or water source can produce marked variations in the prints, meaning every item is unique. The textiles used are natural fibres, organically produced and ethically sourced wherever possible. Vintage textiles are also upcycled, giving them a new lease of life. Much of the linen and lace is sourced from French brocantes and local charity shops. The cooking pots used for processing are also recycled – copper preserving pans, cast iron laundry pots, aluminum cooking pots. All these techniques are the antithesis of today’s ‘throwaway’ society

 

This will be an online (Zoom) presentation.

This program is free to all 2021 Active PenWAG members; registration and login information will be sent via electronic communications.
Normally, Non-members may register to attend for a $5 contribution, which may be paid via our online enrollment store.
As A special event, we are waiving our usual contribution request for the June webinar. FREE Guest Registration!

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