I am a natural dyer and botanical printer. Plants are my medium, printing with leaves, flowers, bark and seeds on natural textiles to create unique scarves and clothing and other items intended to be worn as one of a kind wearable art. I love the soulfulness and spiritual connections I make with nature that come from foraging for local plants through to unbundling the finished work. It requires me to embrace serendipity, acknowledging Papatūānuku, the earth mother, as the creative director. The name Nuku stems from this connection and in Māori means earth. I am passionate about working sustainably and with minimal waste, and to that effect some of the garments in my collection are preloved and redeemed with the eco printing process.
When you purchase a piece of my work you are buying something unique, sustainable and natural that benefits the environment, supports local artists and, I hope, will give you great joy for a long long time.
Learn more about this process by following me on Instagram or Facebook @nukutextiles