We are excited to be stocking the work of Deborah Manson - Deborah is a textile artist who loves colour, and is interested in natural sources of coloring and printing fabrics. She enjoys making her work as sustainable as possible by using craft processes and methods such as natural dye, print hand stitch and using fabrics from waste streams. She often looks to mid twentieth century artists and movements for visual inspiration.
These cushions first caught my eye when Deborah brought some to Atelier 51 to display alongside Silvia K's ceramics for the Open Studios event. The natural dyes and bold shapes worked so well with the terracotta ceramics and combine dynamic and fresh inspiration with traditional dyeing and patchwork techniques.
The pink tone Deborah uses is Madder, a dye derived from roots of the Madder plant which has been used for over 5,000 years and the yellow is Weld, another plant based dye used historically. Her work also features repurposed and vintage linen and cotton with feather filling.