Functional fabric from wildlife photography
Wild Threads grew from a dual interest in photography and nature, together with a wish to capture the simple and complex beauty of our African environment. From this grew the germ of an idea to use digitally printed fabrics to develop designs, highlighting these images and textures, and making functional fabric pieces. In 2015 the first steps were taken to develop these products and commence selling them in pop up shops and small retailers while learning and improving the designs and printing process. The work for the Textile Exhibition explores the use of the natural patterns in some of our iconic mammals - Zebra and Giraffe - showing that whilst in nature these patterns are used to camouflage from and confuse the predators, they can be used to dazzle and enhance in the home environment, bringing wildlife art and craft into modern homes.
The range of textile products offered by Wild Threads includes wall hangings, cushions, throws, tablecloths, notebook fabric covers and some other smaller items. “Camouflague is the most interesting of all the arts” Kris Saknussemm - Natural Patterns Join us at the Conscious Living Textile Exhibition opening on Thursday 30 August from 5pm to 7pm, followed by two exhibition days - Friday 31 August from 7.30am to 4pm and Saturday 01 September from 9am to 2pm. Entrance free of charge.