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Caroline Nixon #Cafdgg June

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I am a textile artist, producing naturally dyed and ecoprinted clothes, wall art and home textiles

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I am a textile artist, producing naturally dyed and ecoprinted clothes, wall art and home textiles.

Working  from my garden studio in Long Compton, I capture the beauty of nature using the pigments and imprints of the leaves themselves – no synthetic ink, dyes or silk screens are  involved. 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 my 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, aluminium cooking pots. All these techniques are the antithesis of today’s ‘throwaway’ society

Despite the natural processes involved in making them, all my clothes and scarves can be washed in the washing machine. If you would like to learn these techniques  yourself, I run regular  workshops – please see my website