MechelinaStudios

Mechelina Studios - Naturally Dyed Textiles

Glasgow, United Kingdom 230 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (41)

MechelinaStudios

Mechelina Studios - Naturally Dyed Textiles

Glasgow, United Kingdom | 230 Sales

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Johanna Mechelina

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Johanna Mechelina

Announcement    Mechelina Studios specialises in hand dyed and eco-printed textiles using natural dyes. A range of naturally dyed silk, hemp and wool scarves and other accessories are on offer. Natural dyes give beautiful and rich colours. I am inspired by colour, nature and light, the use of natural dyes derived from plants unites these themes. Different techniques such as shibori and eco-printing are used.

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Last updated on May 27, 2019

Mechelina Studios specialises in hand dyed and eco-printed textiles using natural dyes. A range of naturally dyed silk, hemp and wool scarves and other accessories are on offer. Natural dyes give beautiful and rich colours. I am inspired by colour, nature and light, the use of natural dyes derived from plants unites these themes. Different techniques such as shibori and eco-printing are used.

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About

Mechelina Studios

My fascination with colour and beautiful creations started from early childhood. I was found dressing up in my grandmother’s vintage clothing exploring her wardrobe as a small child. Growing up I started drawing and designing clothes on pieces of scrap paper at the age of 11.

I expressed my interest in colour and nature by drawing and painting. Colour pencils and pastels provided me with great pleasure just looking at the different shades and colours.

It was not till my twenties that I started sewing my own clothes and customising vintage finds. During my time at university I bought my first sewing machine from the earnings of a part time job packing boxes in a factory. It was worth it and that machine got some heavy use!

Twenty years ago I moved from the Netherlands to the UK, and moved to Scotland 10 years ago. I am influenced by the traditional Dutch use of strong colours and light and the perspective of wide endless skies and water. Scotland offers a different dramatic colour palette and is home to some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen. I prize myself lucky to have a foot in both countries and a sense of belonging in both places.

Travel is another source of inspiration from the red earthy hues in Moroccan deserts to the blue ceramic tiles in Portugal. A journey in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan deepened my interest in the rich tradition of textiles, including rugs, embroidery and felting traditions.

Over the last 5 years I have developed pattern drawing skills to enable me to produce my own designs. I am particularly attracted to Japanese examples of pattern cutting. In addition I enjoyed the chance to take up screen-printing and the use of natural dyes and eco -printing. This brings together my love for textiles, nature and colour. The pigments derived from plants yield rich and subtle colour, very different from the artificially produced chemical and polluting dyes. I aim to provide an ecological sound alternative
I have plans to combine these different strands in future projects. I am still learning and hope that I will always be open and curious to develop further.

I draw my inspiration from everywhere; in nature, culture, cities. It is mostly patterns of colour and light wherever I am that grab my attention.

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  • Johanna Mechelina

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love sewing, pattern design, textile printing and dyeing/eco-printing with natural dyes. In fact I love textiles. I am mostly inspired by colour, nature and light and also by culture, travel, landscapes and cities.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 29, 2017
Welcome to my shop. I hope you enjoy the naturally dyed silk scarves on offer.
If I can help with anything or answer any questions please let me know.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
It is important to me that you are happy with your purchase. If you are not satisfied with your order for any reason please contact me within 14 days of receiving your package. I will do my best to resolve the problem quickly.

Refunds and exchanges are possible for items within a 14 day time frame after receiving your package. This applies to items that are not especially commissioned. The refund will be given once the item is returned and received by me in it's original and unused state. The refund doesn't include postage to return the package.
Payment
I accept both direct Checkout and Paypal. This means that you can use any credit or debit card. Etsy gift cards are also accepted. If you have any questions or experience difficulties with the payment options please contact me.
Shipping
Items will normally be sent within 1-3 business days to your Etsy address after receiving payment. I will notify you when your order has shipped. Packages are shipped with Royal mail first class delivery.


For outside the UK airmail will be used. I obtain proof of posting, for most items tracking is not automatically provided outside of the UK to keep the cost of posting reasonable. If you would like your item to be sent insured or tracked, please contact me for a revised postal quote. The buyer is responsible for any potential customs charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me to discuss custom orders such as different sizes/materials or the potential for different colours for example from different plant dyes.