I’ve decided recently to bring more of my creations into Gumnut Magic, beyond just eco-printing and natural dyeing. I also love to sew and make collages, and I want to make a home for these things here too. I’ve tried doing it separately for the past few years and it just doesn’t work. And when I think about it, everything I do is deeply interconnected. It is all rooted in a love for nature and using materials carefully and with respect. Sometimes this involves eco-printing on second hand fabric with plants gathered on local walks, like this sweet rose:
Sometimes this involves piecing together magical garments from worn out clothing and scraps of fabric, inspired by fairies and other magical beings. This dress is made from old tshirts, lovingly given new life (and you may notice its resemblance to the wasteland dress I share recently):
Sometimes this involves piecing together collages using scraps of images from old books and magazines. Seeking spirit and mythology hidden in the debris of Western civilisation. This work is called ‘Edge of the Sacred‘, inspired by David Tacey’s fabulous book of the same name:
Whether you are here just for the plant dyes, or excited for these new sharings, thank you for reading and being part of the unfolding of Gumnut Magic.