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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, crottle, wrap apron

Disciplines

Textiles, Design, Paper

Materials

Textiles, Mixed Media, Organic Material
Brittle inspired wrap apron
Photographer: Joanne B 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 inspired wrap apron.
Photographer: Joanne B 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/
fabric inspired by crottle (lichen used as a dye) . Wrap apron in the making.
Photographer: Joanne B 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/
house dress fabric designs - inspired by 'crottle' - lichen once used as a dye.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Starting to experiment with colour schemes for a new lichen inspired house dress pattern. project blog: https://thehousedress.blogspot.com/ If you have any memories of house dresses or wrap aprons worn where you live, have them stashed in your cupboards, or are a fan of wearing them now, do get in touch so I can share them with everyone on the blog. I may incorporate the information gathered into an artists book.
Drawing of Ocrholechia tartarea. Crottle (lichens once used as a dye).
Photographer: Joanne B 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/

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