BIRDTRIBE

BIRDTRIBE Wearable Art

89 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (21)

BIRDTRIBE

BIRDTRIBE Wearable Art

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Announcement    Welcome to Birdtribe Wearable Art created by Nina BlackCockatoo. My wearable art range focuses on natural plant dyes and natural fibres and is inspired by the wonder and beauty of nature. My work aims to encourage people to reconnect with their earth roots. Being a plant lover, ethnobotanist, grower and planter of our leafy friends, the plant dyed range is currently my favourite form of expression and connection to the natural world. I spend my time researching and collecting local plant matter to experiment with to create new nature colours for my clothing range. I am constantly surprised and overjoyed at the colours teased from the leaves into the fabrics in my cauldron.
I also continue to design, create and screenprint natural fibre handmade and sweatshop free clothing. My designs are inspired by our natural environment and my beautiful rainforest seaside studio where I live and create all my artwork with love. I am always conscious of my impact on the environment in my arts practice and in my lifestyle, and my clothing and accessory range aims to honour and respect our mother nature. Thanks for checking out my shop!

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2019

Welcome to Birdtribe Wearable Art created by Nina BlackCockatoo. My wearable art range focuses on natural plant dyes and natural fibres and is inspired by the wonder and beauty of nature. My work aims to encourage people to reconnect with their earth roots. Being a plant lover, ethnobotanist, grower and planter of our leafy friends, the plant dyed range is currently my favourite form of expression and connection to the natural world. I spend my time researching and collecting local plant matter to experiment with to create new nature colours for my clothing range. I am constantly surprised and overjoyed at the colours teased from the leaves into the fabrics in my cauldron.
I also continue to design, create and screenprint natural fibre handmade and sweatshop free clothing. My designs are inspired by our natural environment and my beautiful rainforest seaside studio where I live and create all my artwork with love. I am always conscious of my impact on the environment in my arts practice and in my lifestyle, and my clothing and accessory range aims to honour and respect our mother nature. Thanks for checking out my shop!

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About BIRDTRIBE

Sales 89
On Etsy since 2011

A Journey into the Wonderful World of Plants

My local tropical coastal forest environment inspires my earth focussed eco sensitive wearable art creations. The natural environments of our planet and our health is being threatened by our insensitive and destructive practices, forcing us to look at safe, natural alternatives to synthetic chemical dyes and fibres in the clothing we wear on our skins and for our mother earth. It probes us to return to the old ways of creating colour using plants as has been done for thousands of years.
My latest range of eco dyed and printed, natural fibre clothing and textiles seems to capture the subtle essence of nature and the forest. Leaves, pods and flowers imprint their striking colour diversity and beauty on the cloth like the forest essence itself is captured on each piece. Every leaf and plant is different and every new piece is such a beautiful surprise!!
I am an earth lover, friend of the plants, ethnobotanist, grower of native plants and admirer of the wonder of nature and my latest range is my latest journey of learning into the wonderful world of plants. My leaf collecting adventures teach me so much about the cycles of nature and divesity in all living things, and I am excited by every new lesson. I am always amazed at the diversity of colour the leaves surrender in the dyepot and every one of my creations is a exciting and beautiful surprise.
I am currently undertaking an Artist in Residency at the Cairns Botanical gardens and creating dyes from plants in the garden collection. This will cumulate in an Exhbition at the Tanks Art Centre later in the year. I have a number of exhibitions in Australian galleries this year. I thank the plants for the teachings and the pleasure they give me.
Thanks for sharing my latest journey into the wonderful world of plants!!

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Last updated on January 16, 2015
Welcome to Birdtribe Wearable Art!! I am excited and happy to release my new range of eco printed and dyed natural fibre clothing range to you!!
My new range features merino wool and silk clothing and accessories printed and dyed with local, native plants from my area and are created in my home studio in the tropical rainforest by the sea.

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Please ask questions before you purchase as refunds will only be made if there is a genuine fault, not just because you changed your mind. I need to make an income too!!
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Payments must be made by Paypal or credit card before items are shipped to you. Please contact me if you want to discuss payment options.
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Items will be posted within one to two weeks of payment. Postage may be slow from regional Australia, to you and may take up to 3 weeks. Be patient please! Contact me if the item has not arrived after 4 weeks of me sending the shipping notice.