The Repair Project
This one minute video gives a brief description of what #myrepairproject is all about and why I started it.
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My Repair Project
The Repair Project began in 2018 when I acknowledged the effect of the textile industry on the environment. I had failed to question the impact my textile work, fabrics, dyes, and chemicals were having on the planet. To go some way towards remedying this, and highlight the impact of textiles, I decided to create Art which was environmentally friendly and document it on Instagram.
The First phase involved sourcing vintage and sustainable fabrics.
The second phase involved me learning how to dye my fabrics naturally and showing the results on Instagram. I did this through a combination of books, generous natural dyers and a masterclass in Amsterdam.
Natural dyed Fabrics
The third phase involved what I called Emotional Repair.
I invited people, through social media, to give me sentences/words that were said to them when they were young that they felt impacted negatively on their lives. I invited them to pass those unwanted negative words on to me and I would symbolically repair them, through embroidery, darning, and patching using my natural dyed fabrics. In this way, I brought together the Environmental and Emotional repair.
It has been an honour and a privilege to be entrusted with these words and I hope I have done them justice.