Imprint of nature on wool, the story of a wrap bag.
To hold your pens, pencils, crystals or trinkets.
In the beginning the hunt for pre-loved 100% wool blankets is a never ending search.
With pots bubbling on the fire place, blankets cut into sections, wrapped up with leaves, ferns and flowers collected from places explored, I wait….
I gather leaves, picking each individually for its shape or texture. Some perfect, while others show the cycle of life, chunks missing, curled, bitten or with lumps and bumps. Each one will leave its own unique imprint, a story only they can tell.
I wait…. as the pot continues to boil, I weave, I cook, I read, occupying my mind, calming my thoughts as I wait with anticipation of what will unfold. Waiting is the hardest part.
Exploring this method and technique has been intense at times, having been disappointed on many occasions. All the time spent collecting, wrapping and waiting only to find at times a plain and undyed piece of fabric.
Washed, dried and ironed these pieces of unique natural woolen prints are then designed and sewn with intent, with a raw and uncontained sewing technique. Matching the unique patterns and textures of the dyed blanket.
I make a little wrap bag; it is finished with a raw silk cordage to wrap around.
Over time it may fade, grow holes or pen marks, it will grow with you. These individual little bags tell their own story on the outside. May they hold your pieces safe and sacred on the inside.
This bag has been steam dyed with iron water and gum leaves.
Folded out: 20cm
Folder up: 10cm
Fits items approx 17cm long