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Kingston Hive @ The CycleHub

Film: The Nettle Dress

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand, just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. "This is an exquisite film. Extremely beautiful and helpful for anyone suffering loss or grief. An Inspiration." Sir Mark Rylance.

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Film: The Nettle Dress
Film: The Nettle Dress

Time & Location

03 Mar 2024, 18:30 – 21:30

Kingston Hive @ The CycleHub, 47 Wood St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1RF, UK

About the event

TEXTILE ARTIST ALLAN BROWN SPENDS SEVEN YEARS MAKING A DRESS BY HAND

JUST FROM THE FIBRE OF LOCALLY FORAGED STINGING NETTLES.

THIS IS ‘HEDGEROW COUTURE’, THE GREENEST OF SLOW FASHION AND ALSO HIS MEDICINE.

IT'S HOW HE SURVIVES THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE AND FINDS A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO HONOUR HER.

A MODERN-DAY FAIRYTALE AND HYMN TO THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE AND SLOW CRAFT.

A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY BY DYLAN HOWITT

68 MINUTES | UK | 2023

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