Summer Events Calendar – The Nomadic Dye Garden and Nave Gallery.

NEW EVENTS COMING SHORTLY After our successful opening weekend, we will be continuing the development of the garden, repotting and planting, and discussing plans and future events with visitors to the Church. This is the start of a summer of events, activities and workshops that will be happening at the Dye Garden and St Saviours….

Opening Bank Holiday Weekend

We were really lucky this weekend with the weather. It was due to rain everyday but thankfully apart from a brief shower on Sunday, we managed to escape the downpours. They finally arrived on Monday around 5, an hour after we closed the gate! It was lovely to see people back in the garden, with…

Spring has Sprung

With the weather improving (24° this afternoon!) and our obligations to the Contemporary Textile Fair complete, it’s full steam ahead at the Nomadic Dye Garden. With the COVID restrictions being relaxed, the garden will be opening May Day Bank Holiday weekend. We have such a great opportunity this year as the garden has been expanded…

Other Work at the Contemporary Textile Fair 2021

Opening this weekend and continuing till next Sunday the 28th, this year’s Contemporary Textile Fair has had a few false starts with COVID and lockdowns but it’s finally here!  Alongside the new series of work ‘Lockdown III – A Contemporary Circling‘ that Ross created Ross during Lockdown III especially for the Contemporary Textile Fair, we…

New Work at the Contemporary Textile Fair 2021

Opening this weekend and continuing till next Sunday the 28th, this year’s Contemporary Textile Fair has had a few false starts with COVID and lockdowns but it’s finally here! This series of work was created by Ross during Lockdown III especially for the Contemporary Textile Fair at the landmark Arts Centre, Teddington. As the COVID…

Groundbreaking (Florals for Spring)

Much like the daffodils, we are finally emerging from hibernation and planning our spring and summer. As you can see, things have developed at the Nomadic Dye Garden over the winter months and we have been able to build on all the things we put in place last year. With the success of our Open…

Contemporary Textile Fair 2021

In 2018, Ross was invited to create a site specific piece for the Contemporary Textile Fair at the the Landmark Art Centre, Teddington. The result was ‘Journey‘, 120m of naturally dyed and rusted recycled hotel sheets commenting on migration, refugees and the global imbalance of resources. We revisited ‘Journey‘ last year in our Open September…

Roots: Untamed Connections In Fibre

This weekend at Craft Central the exhibition Roots: Untamed Connections In Fibre was due to be open to be open to the public. Unfortunately, like so many things at the moment, things have changed and due to COVID and rather than opening its doors, we are moving the exhibition online. Erna Janine from Saori Freeweaving…

Roots: Deborah Pawle

Deborah weaves, hand stitches, dyes with plant material, works with driftwood and other natural materials, as well as making more practical items. She creates woven and hand stitched fabrics using slow and thoughtful ways of working, immersing herself in the making in an intuitive and mainly unplanned way, the pieces reflecting her love of the…

Roots: Emi Fujisawa

My name is Emi Fujisawa, I am a Japanese textile artist based in Oxfordshire with a background in textile design, and interests in hand weaving and other textile techniques, natural dyeing and pottery. My philosophy is based on the proverb from Confucius that says, “We can learn new things from the past”. Strongly inspired by…

Roots: Erna Janine

Dutch born Erna Janine is a textile artist living in an old wool mill complex in Gloucestershire. During a year without any extended stays or overseas textile residencies in India and Japan, she turned to her own “back yard” for inspiration: Stroud’s industrial textile heritage. Inspired by her surroundings of living within in a heritage…

Roots: Femke Lemmens

After experiencing Saori weaving in Suffolk as well as in the original studio in Japan, Femke fell in love with its fluidity and freedom. Having studied product design, sourcing materials always led to questions. So after trying out natural dyes, and using local, found and recycled materials, willow weaving offered a purer way of creating…