Irene Pagram

Irene works with natural dyes on silk, wool and paper, often to make a ground  for drawing, or a base for hand stitching.

Irene’s love of textile practice came into renewed focus in 2012 when she read India Flint’s ECO COLOUR and discovered there was a better way to do natural dyeing than using toxic metal powder mordants and salt fixatives.  This sustainable and eco-friendly method harmonises perfectly with her life-style in the Otways Hinterland. She is an eco-dye convert.

Irene exhibits locally and further afield, featuring hand-stitched art cloths, graphite drawings, framed textiles, eco-printed lengths of pure silk  suitable for garment making, artist’s books and mixed media artwork.

Irene teaches handmade recycled papermaking to small groups, and produces small DIY kits suitable for discovering eco-printing at home.

Mixed media, eco-printing, natural dyes and textile art-making
Having a love affair with eucalyptus leaves in the dye pot!

Contact Details

Contact Name: Irene Pagram

Email address: smiddygram (at) fastmail (dot) fm


Colac, Victoria, Australia

Irene Pagram

Colac, Victoria, Australia

Mixed media, eco-printing, natural dyes and textile art-making

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Regional Arts Victoria