Lara Mantell and Florence Hawkins
Our light filled studio, above the vibrant streets of Brixton, has a custom made print-table and a cornucopia of natural dyes. Modern alchemists, we experiment making colour for silk-screen printing from local and sustainable sources. We embrace the fluidity of natural dye with its luminous colours that shift, combine and beautifully metamorphose into new shades. Organic hemp, European linen, silks, wool and paper are the surfaces we choose to print with these entrancing colours.
We design, research, and collaborate on projects; harnessing and utilising our knowledge, in layers and intersections of colour and pattern.
As a duo, and individually, we teach these exciting and delightful methods for extracting and printing with natural dyes.