JANUARY 16, 2024
Wonderful beginnings… to 2024
This year has started well with a new large piece of work under way (see my recent Instagram entry), I’ve just been to the EA Sustain Festival 2024 (@eafestivaluk) which was ‘top notch,’ and I was invited to say a few words after the showing of The Nettle Dress film at my local independent cinema club, DOCS in Oundle, Northamptonshire, this month.
This blog is going to be about this beautiful, gentle and inspiring film.
Quotes taken from www.thenettledress.org;
Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles.
This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion and also his medicine. It’s how he survives the death of his wife and finds a beautiful way to honour her.
A modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.
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