Ecoprinted textiles are made using botanical matter to create a unique contact print on beautiful natural fabrics, through steaming. There is a huge variety of pigments and tannins present in foliage/flowers, which can be coaxed from them during the process. Sue uses locally sourced plants both from the garden and the surrounding countryside to record a sensory memory of place held in the fabric.
Pasture House, Cawton, York YO62 4LW
Situated in the hamlet of Cawton, 5 miles south of Helmsley. From Helmsley, follow thw B1257 to Stonegrave and turn right to Cawton [left from Hovingham]. From Gilling East, on the B1363 turn opposite the Fairfax pub to Cawton. Pasture House has a double stone arch on the right side of the house. Studio is in the stable in the garden.
Park on drive, or fully off the road on the verge, and proceed on foot through the 5 bar gate to the right of the house
Uneven gravel path to studio, step up into studio
Ground floor toilet in studio building.
Visit Sue in her working studio and dye garden, where you can see wearable art, wall-hangings, journals, orignal ecoprint cards, soft furnishings, and samples of experiments. Sue is happy to chat about her process and there will be small demonstation bundles to open revealing some of the mysteries of the extraordinary world of plants. Refreshments will be on offer too.