Beautiful Wasteland – Dyed Textiles

 

Beautiful Wasteland  gathers leaves, flowers and vegetable matter from natural spaces. With these in hand they create hand made botanically dyed textiles. I have purchased for gifts to take and send to the US (light and easy for packing) and my last trip splurged on one for myself. I missed the workshops in 2017 but on my list for 2018 for sure! Wouldn’t you love to learn how to and end up with your very own?  At the markets you’ll usually meet Jacqueline or Katie, please tell them I said hello. If you can’t make it to a market, shop online. But talking with Jacqueline or Katie is inspiring and the colors and patterns are amazing. They have scarves in different sizes, leggings, t-shirts and more.

Check out their website, Facebook and beauteous Instagram account.

In the making of wearable art, we use all manner of things most people would throw away, rusted and old metals that create surprising patterns, colours, shapes and hues. We gather onion skins once considered obsolete to impart golden hues. Grape must left over from winemaking is kept by local winemakers to create magenta and burgundy. We grow or gather our plant materials sustainably from our local habitat or organic grocers, and compost all leftover leaf materials.

This blog is dedicated to art, artisans, food, travel and markets because I love the journey of discovery. I enjoy finding local artists, markets, food and supporting the local economy wherever I may be. And now I have chosen to share my discoveries with you!

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