Caroline Nixon WOA

Site Number: 448
Region: 
Chipping Norton (North Oxon)
Media: 
Textiles

Ecoprinting, or botanical contact printing, is a contemporary adaptation of the ancient art of dyeing cloth with plant based pigments. Leaves are arranged on cloth, which is then tightly bound so that leaves and fabric are in close contact. Application of steam or immersion in a vat of natural dye coaxes the pigment out of the leaf and into the cloth. Addition of natural dyes such as madder, logwood and indigo extends the palette of colours. Many of the textiles used are vintage or upcycled. The dyes and foliage come from sustainable sources - many are grown in my own garden. The naturally produced colours are soft and harmonious, and the process is non polluting and respectful of the environment. The smallest change in plant species, climatic conditions or water source can produce marked variations in the prints, meaning every piece of cloth is unique. The antithesis of today’s ‘throwaway’ society

Venue

Little Barn
Vicarage Lane
Long Compton
CV36 5LH
Telephone: 
07557022531
Email: 
caroline.nixonatbtinternetdotcom
Facilities Available: 
Demonstrations, Refreshments, Parking, Workshop/Class Teacher

Opening Dates and Times

May 2019
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Times: 
11am-5.30pm

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