Moon and Stars Tshirt
Wool Knit, Eucalypt Print 2017
Pine Needle Basket
Barbara Wheeler is an Australian textile artist creating works that express her deep connection to nature. Her practice sits at the intersection of traditional craft, contemporary design and social change. Working with natural fibres, botanical prints and dyes, each piece tells a story about place and retains the fragrance of leaves and flowers that give colour to cloth.
From 2016 to 2019 etc clothing designs were slowly handcrafted in Canberra and Barbara ran many workshops for those who wanted to learn about natural dyeing and printing.
In 2019 Barbara relocated to Wellington New Zealand to continue her exploration of botanicals and new ways of working with nature. Coiled baskets using plant fibres and repurposed textiles, re-designing discarded garments, assemblages and small works from found objects are some of the new directions for her work.
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My hat is my friend
Eucalypt Printed Wool Hat 2019