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NATURAL ARTISTRY

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PLANT INFUSED FABRICS

Slow made pieces hand dyed in small batches.

Thought informed work. 

 

CIRCULAR MAKING

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HunterMade textiles and artistry were founded by Environmentally focused Artist Phoebe Hunter from South Australia. The underpinning philosophy behind her work is sustainability. Phoebe wanted to create in a way that worked in harmony with the natural world, rather than against it, resulting in an immense amount of thought and intention behind her work. Making use of what already exists.

 
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A NOTE ON NATURAL DYE

Beauty in the impermanence

Natural dyes do not perform like synthetic ones. We aim to use plants with natural tannins like eucalyptus, pomegranate, and avocado seeds that have longer-lasting dyeability. We also use a lot of flower and tea dyes that have variability in their durability. It's of my opinion that this is the charm and beauty of botanical dyes. They wear out over time as we do. The best way to care for your naturally dyed pieces is to wash them as little as needed, dry in the shade, and keep them out of natural light when not using.

 

THE WEDDING BOUQUET SCARF

Botanically printed in house

Infuse your wedding flowers into a wearable keepsake, to be worn on special occasions or hung up at home. You can book the wedding bouquet scarf service before or after your event. Once you have posted your flowers to our studio we hand roll and steam print them into a silk scarf. The textile is then ironed and boxed up to be gifted. The process if similar to steeping tea, the boldness and patterns vary with the types of flowers that have been used. For example, white roses will often give soft sienna/golden tones once dyed. Natives will shift to umbers, oranges, and earthy tones. Red roses will print in blush tones and sometimes deep purple depending on if they have been imported or are organically grown. For this reason, no two scarves will be the same and their durability and light fastness will differ from order to order.

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