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Films // Coming up // The Nettle Dress with Director & Textile Artist Q&A (12A)
4 May

The Nettle Dress with Director & Textile Artist Q&A (12A)

Dir. Dylan Howitt | 2022 | 68 mins | UK

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand, just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles.

This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion and also his medicine. It's how he survives the death of his wife and finds a beautiful way to honour her.

The challenge of making zero carbon clothing sourced within a few miles of his home means re-learning ancient crafts and recalls the fairy tale 'Wild Swans'.

A modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.

Followed by a Q&A sessions with Textile Artist Allan Brown and Director Dylan Howitt. 

The Nettle Dress with Q&A (12A)

Thursday 4th May, 7.30pm

Tickets: £8.50, £7 (Concessions), £6.50 (Members) 

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.


You may also be interested in the rest of our sustainable series:

Visible Mending: The Art of Gentle Protest Through Embroidery on 22nd & 29th April: Within this workshop you will learn a variety of embroidery techniques and stitches, create your own design and bring life to an old item of clothing (if you wish to bring one along). Click here for more info. 

Fashion Re-Imagined on 30th March: Fashion Reimagined explores Amy’s journey from outsider in the fashion world, to industry leader as she examines the complexities and waste of the global supply chain, whilst her own personal revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger societal change. Click here for more info.



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