I hand print real leaves onto textiles. I offer unique items of clothing, almost all of which are upcycled, that are stylish, different and ecologically sound.
I am aiming for an entirely circular business where no item ever bought from me need ever go to landfill. It will be repurposed until it is composted.
This is not fast fashion, this is slow and delicious fashion that you can hand down to the next generation.
Eco printing is still relatively new to the UK so it’s not surprising that I get asked this a lot.
Eco printing an ecologically sustainable contact print using plant material. All that is required to make a print is a leaf, material to print on, water and heat. It is an extremely low impact method particularly where second hand textiles are used. All my fabrics are fully mordanted and the prints are permanent and wash fast.
The leaves are laid out on the prepared fabric then rolled up tightly, bound with string and boiled or steamed for 2 to 4 hours depending on the fabric and the leaves. The heat and water releases tannins and other chemicals from the leaves, which as they are so tightly bound, have nowhere else to go other than the fabric they are in contact with. This then creates a permanent print of the leaf on the fabric.
I have a small selection of items available to buy online. Click the button below to view the full shop.
On many occasions I have had a client love the clothes but because my clothes are upcycled and thus one off in terms of print, style and size they have not been able to find the perfect item. This is where my bespoke printing service comes in.
Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss a bespoke print.
Want to see the full collection? Click the link below to view the events I have lined up.
Do you run a WI, TWG, Craft Group? I am available for talks and demonstrations. Why not try something a little different? Please contact me for details.
If you are interested in a collaboration whether online or in person, please contact me directly.