28 January, 2019
Linda Armstrong ( Ecolam) is a full-time fibre artist who works in felt and ecoprint making. Felt making is the oldest and first form of textile production created by rolling and pressing wool fibres with the application of moisture and heat. Linda’s nuno felted garments incorporate the physical blending of vintage silks with merino dyed wool. Ecoprinting allows for Linda to connect with the world around her and the variables that 'mother nature' brings to the process. Ecoprinted works incorporate natural plant dyes, resulting in patterns, that echo a sense of time and place. Linda uses plants which are garden-grown or foraged locally with an emphasis on native North American plants. Her felted objects of art often include mixed fibres, beads and stone embellishments resulting in surprisingly colourful and textured works.
Follow Linda @ecolamfibrearts and www.ecolamfibrearts.com