Artist, textile practitioner, researcher,  indigo dyer and lover of culture.  Issues that interest me relate to the environmental impact of the fashion and textile industry, minimising waste, recycling, community education, traditional cultures and artisan techniques. My specialised skills are natural dyes and millinery, screen printing, hand and machine embroidery and more recently machine knitting.  I love music, visual arts and travelling, especially to places where the sun is hot, the people lively, the music loud, the food tasty, the markets bustling and the rum strong!

I run indigo and other natural dye workshops and from time to time I deliver lectures.  Please see my events page for more information and contact me if you want to be added to my mailing list for updates.  If anyone knows of any affordable venues where I can hold dye workshops please let me know.  Many Thanks!



5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Lulu,
    I would be very pleased to meet you and hope to do so at the William Morris Gallery event of All Blues. Am a co-founder of Blackhorse Lane Denim Co which is a short 5 minute stroll from WMG. We are pondering the idea of harvesting an indigo plantation on Tottenham Marshes/Lea Valley and considering speaking to Walthamstow council about it. We hope to overdye by hand our jeans in London indigo and thought you might be interested in the project. Look forward to hearing back from you.
    My partner in this adventure is Han.

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  2. Hello,
    I have recently started a new blog http://everydaypeopleoftheworld.wordpress.com/ and having read your blog I think that you are someone who would be excellent to feature.
    The aim behind this site as a result is to conduct a short interview with a variety of people to show people throughout the world’s hopes, fears, loves and hates. Who are these 7-billion people who inhabit this rock going round the sun? What do we all have in common? What difficulties can we all face together?
    In my simple mind, the more we learn about each other, the more we highlight that we’re all just people then the less chance there is that we’ll turn guns and words of hate upon on another. It’s a simple dream, but we have a lot of people so let’s get started………
    If you’d like to feature on the site, then please get in touch via the contact page.’
    Do you think this is something you or anyone you know would be interested in? The idea is not for profit in anyway, the simple aim is to break some stigma and stereotypes.
    Many thanks for reading
    Claire Allen


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