INYONI 

Once off botanical prints on fine fabrics.

Artist Kristen McClarty uses a completely natural technique to imprint fynbos and other plants onto silk and hemp linen, using no dye, ink or chemicals and creating no toxic waste. She is effectively making a colourfast stain on the fabric, directly from the tannins and proteins contained in the plant. Kristen's imprinted fabrics are made up into wearable art, including pashmina sized wraps, scarves and bespoke soft furnishings, presented under her Inyoni brand.

Kristen used her printmaking background to branch into botanical printing on textiles. Kristen uses natural techniques to transfer the pigments in plants, onto cloth, without the use of chemicals, ink or dye. Her colourfast prints are made up into one-off wearables and decor pieces, under her “Inyoni” range. Kristen’s hemp linen cloth is botanically dyed with the bark and leaves of eucalyptus and printed up with wild rosemary, pelargonium and eucalyptus. Kristen’s botanically printed textiles are intended for those who value bespoke and sustainable design.

AVAILABLE WORKS

Detail of Inyoni botanical print linen tablecloth, throw or wallhanging.

Inyoni botanical print pure linen tablecloth. 1.56 x 2.58m. (cream)  featuring helichrysum, peppermint willows and eucalyptus. R7500

Detail of Inyoni botanical print pure linen tablecloth. 1.56 x 2.58m. Natural edge.

Inyoni botanical print pure linen one-off , bespoke soft furnishings - Wallhangings, tablecloths, bed throws, scatter cushions and dupioni silk scarves.

Inyoni botanical print scatter cushions (Taupe)  featuring Blombos and Bottlebrush. 40 x 60cms. R1700.. 

Inyoni botanical print scatter cushions (Taupe)  featuring Blombos and Bottlebrush. 40 x 60cms. R1700.

Inyoni botanical print dupioni silk scarves in Sage, printed with Rhus and Rooikrans,  and Rust, with Spidergum and Wattle. R2800

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