In this researsch I use nature as a medium to colour textiles. Not only by using plants and herbs as a dye, but by digging more deeper into the earth. Which colourpallet is hidden in the ground?  The diversity of the colours obtained by flowers, fruits, herbs and other plants are more visible than colourvariations found in mud and clay.

Together with, and in the workspace of Kristof Vrancken, I collect local plants and mud to experiment. Step by step, new colours from underground become more visible, not knowing what the result will be or how the colour will evolve.

With Manufactuur 3.0 Z33 (Hasselt (B) 01/10/16 – 08/01/17) searches for new production models in a fast changing world. Digital revolutions, ecological awareness and shifts in the fields of work and labour encourage us to rethink the traditional industrial production model. Manufactuur 3.0 brings designers and artists together to work around alternative production scenarios. The exhibition functions as a production platform, continuously in progress.

All pictures ©Kristof Vrancken

Mud and Clay