About Gumnut Magic

Gumnut Magic is my magic…

I’m Louise Upshall, an artist and maker from Australia. I live on Darug and Gundungurra Country in the Blue Mountains.

I graduated from ANU School of Art in 2011 and I’ve been eco-printing since 2012. I was first inspired by India Flint’s beautiful books and have gone on to develop my own techniques for eco-printing on cotton, wool and paper.

Eco-printing is a practise that has given me so much:

A way to connect with the land around me.

A way to be creative that is earth-friendly and sustainable.

And the deep joy and magic of unwrapping each bundle to reveal the colours and textures left by those particular leaves.

I love introducing people to this magic through my ebooks, ecourses and workshops. 

“I appreciate the wonderful collection of expert dye techniques offered by gumnutmagic. Professionalism, sharing, respect for our planet, and kindness are all apparent in her course work.” – JoAnn Millen

Photos by Stephanie Simcox, www.stephaniesimcoxphotography.com