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2019-05-07T11:32:02Z (GMT) by Florence Hawkins
<div>This project is part of Ceres Artists in Residence at The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA). The aim of the residency was to use objects from MoDA's collection as a starting point for exploration of natural prints and dyes with the aim of raising the awareness of sustainability in design research.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Design inspired by 'Geometric design in beige, brown, orange and red, 1933' from MoDa's archive collection. </div><div><div><br></div><div>My Geo design is a response to the 1933 textile design. The geometric shapes depict the rhythm of an imaginary and stylised city scape. </div><div><br></div><div>I screen printed the repeat design pattern in different colourways, on a variety of fabrics including wool, silk and linen. </div><div>Some of the fabrics were dyed beforehand. Carrots tops, pomegranate skins, red cabbage and dried elderberries are amongst the natural dyes I used to produce a background colour.</div></div><div><br></div><div>The dye pastes were made from scratch using bio-waste and plants extracts.</div>