Natalie is a Manchester based artist and educator exploring textile, form, pigment and print.
In her practice, Natalie utilises ancient dyeing techniques with natural and man-made objects found in the contemporary urban environment to produce entirely unique pieces. Working with traditional methods, she creates striking and delicate patterns which emerge in unpredictable ways to reflect the materials used and the place in which it was produced.
Through the deliberately slow and sensitive process of natural dyeing and the hyper-local, seasonal approach to textile printing, Natalie draws attention to the globalised, alienated and exploitative practices of the “fast fashion” industry and consumption. By rooting her practice in locally sourced found materials and the contemporary, creative use of ancient craft methods, her work seeks to challenge the disposable fashion culture that has emerged in recent years.