slowstuff creative textiles workshops are based in a beautiful 18th Century Merchant’s house in Norwich, a ‘fine city’ with a rich textiles heritage in the east of England.
the studio was established and is run by aviva leigh who designs and makes contemporary textiles that celebrate artisan skills, using natural dyeing, hand weaving and felt making.
aviva is inspired by a ‘slow making’ ethos that embraces the use of sustainable and zero-waste processes and considers the provenance of all materials used. she works mainly with natural dyestuffs, often grown locally, and is passionate about connecting personally with the process of creating colour – from sowing the seeds to processing the pigment and dyeing the fibres.
podcast from Euranet UK Charlotte Read listen to aviva talking about her work and how she is inspired by the ‘slow’ ethos that originated in Italy. (Approx 15.20 mins into podcast