SUSTAINABLE FIBRES,YARNS,CLOTH AND GARMENTS
From the field to garment, each process is carefully crafted to offer a bespoke product with the natural environment in mind.
Pamela Newton is a sustainable textile designer who specialises in handspun yarns, naturally dyed and handwoven in her studio. Working from a 3 acre smallholding in the beautiful countryside of West Wales, nestled on the edge of the Brechfa Forest, Pamela is passionate about the environment and strives for a self sufficient lifestyle. The fibres and colour come from the livestock and crops on the farm, processed by hand within the farm itself. It is a gentle, slow alternative to the fast paced, generic, commercial fashion industry. There are exciting opportunities to create bespoke fibres, yarns and colour throughout each process, which in turn offer bespoke cloth and garments. They offer a very sensual, sensory experience in tune with nature. Fully biodegrable and environmentally sensitive that have provenance and a story to tell. Pamela loves to share her knowledge and environment, teaching workshops throughout the year. The Textile Farm has been established over the last decade, gaining valuable skills, knowledge and qualifications to offer a bespoke service tailored to nature and her guests.
4 Day natural dyeing workshop
Learn about the alchemy of natural dyeing. Every day of this workshop encourages exploration into this fascinating craft. Working with nature to provide colour, with opportunity to forage on the farm and learn about the cultivation of plants. There will be in depth insights into preparing fibres for dyeing, using natural mordants, selecting and preparing plants, making dyebaths, creating colour palettes using overdyeing, manipulating pH and using modifiers such as iron.
Introduction to natural dyeing
A 1 day taster workshop, introducing the processes and basics. A great opportunity for hands on experience, using a variety of fibres, colours.
Julie, Crmych 2018.
The day I spent with you learning about natural dying was one of the best. The food was excellent, the atmosphere friendly, and I came away all hyped up with what could be achieved. One of the best days I have spent in a long time. Hope to be able to spend another day with you in the not too distant future.
Fancy a bespoke cloth, garment or workshop? Perhaps you are interested in becoming a volunteer or just want a chat about any aspect of the farm, textiles or my work here. I would love to hear from you.