HunterMade Textiles X Phoebe Hunter
Slow made pieces hand dyed in small batches. Thought informed work.
HunterMade textiles and artistry was founded by Environmental 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.
A NOTE ON NATURAL DYE
Beauty in the impermanence
Natural dyes do not perform like synthetic ones. Though the use of plants with natural tannins like eucalyptus, pomegranate, avocado seeds are examples of longer-lasting plant dyes. We use a lot of flower dyes 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.