PLANT INFUSED FABRICS
Slow made pieces hand dyed in small batches.
Thought informed work.
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.
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.
ARTIST WORKSHOPS MADE FOR YOU
Whether you are hosting an event or would like to sign up for future classes, below is a list of the types of workshops + classes we hold. Hosted events can be tailor-made, using any aspects of different classes (the most popular has been the botanical dye bridal shower). All classes are hands-on and sustainably focused, each person will also receive class notes so they can continue at home.
Natural dye workshops aren’t just about teaching people how to use natural techniques such as botanical dye and ink making, students also learn how to live in harmony with the natural world, create conscious art/craft and connect with like-minded people.
In this three hour workshop, you will learn how to create your own sustainable dyes using a variety of sources from vegetables to botanicals! During the workshop you will discover how to steam print flowers/leaves onto fabric, create watercolor paints with flowers/tea, and use the pounding process of hammering flowers into fabric.
A fun, creative workshop that will give you insight into creating beautiful products with a less impact on our environment.
WREATHS + ARRANGEMENTS + SCULPTURE + CROWNS
Using a beautiful selection of native and exotic flowers you will learn the art of contemporary arrangements. For your home, workspace or to be gifted. Dried flowers last years and create beautiful sculptures and intricate movement. They lift a space and hold a wonderful calming presence.
Learn how to use a gorgeous selection of flower petals as watercolour paints. Each person will have a kit of charcoal, flowers and cotton paper to create beautiful gestural + semi-abstract floral prints.