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Inspired by the house dress, wrap aprons and lichen.

About this project

The house dress was often worn by women when dyeing yarns with lichen (crottle /crotal) in the Scottish Highlands & Islands. 

Traditionally the house dress had small repeat floral patterns.
I’m drawing crottle for a new housedress pattern.

project blog:    https://thehousedress.blogspot.com/

Keywords

textiles, apron, house dress, lichen, drawing

Disciplines

Textiles, Design, Paper

Materials

Textiles, Mixed Media, Organic Material
Crottle - a Scottish name for lichen once used as a dye.
Photographer: Joanne Kaar
The house dress was often worn by women when dyeing yarns with lichen (crottle /crotal) in the Scottish Highlands & Islands. Traditionally the house dress had small repeat floral patterns. I'm drawing crottle for a new housedress pattern. project blog: https://thehousedress.blogspot.com/
Crottle - a Scottish name for lichen once used as a dye.
Photographer: Joanne Kaar
The house dress was often worn by women when dyeing yarns with lichen (crottle /crotal) in the Scottish Highlands & Islands. Traditionally the house dress had small repeat floral patterns. I'm drawing crottle for a new housedress pattern. project blog: https://thehousedress.blogspot.com/
The House-Dress
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
https://thehousedress.blogspot.com/ I was recently invited to rural Catalonia as part of an international fibre festival in Mas De Barberans. A fantastic event, and wonderful to be able to work with many international basket makers and artists on a collaborative project. But what caught my eye were the women seen early in the morning with their baskets heading to the bakery, wearing brightly coloured floral dresses, later seen sharing gossip in the local shops and in the narrow streets. These garments were house-dresses. I purchased these 5 dresses, all made from polyester, at a market in Vilanova on my last day in Catalonia. These dresses may be the beginings of new artwork.
The House-Dress
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
https://thehousedress.blogspot.com/ I was recently invited to rural Catalonia as part of an international fibre festival in Mas De Barberans. A fantastic event, and wonderful to be able to work with many international basket makers and artists on a collaborative project. But what caught my eye were the women seen early in the morning with their baskets heading to the bakery, wearing brightly coloured floral dresses, later seen sharing gossip in the local shops and in the narrow streets. These garments were house-dresses. I purchased these 5 dresses, all made from polyester, at a market in Vilanova on my last day in Catalonia. These dresses may be the beginings of new artwork.

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Disciplines Paper, Textiles
Materials Textiles, Paper

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