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Experimental textile designer Yemi Awosile introduces L. Solstice, a limited-edition collection of hand-dyed and printed scarves produced in India. Made from natural textiles the scarves feature striking patterns that are achieved with hand-carved block prints using natural vegetable and mineral dyes and techniques including indigo mud resist.

 

Nigerian Textile designer Yemi Awosile hand dyed textiles

The L. Solstice collection sees the traditional print processes married with a contemporary aesthetic.

UK-based and of Nigerian heritage, Awosile uses her work to explore diverse cultures which are expressed predominately through textiles and graphics. Yemi often works with unusual materials such as cork and bark cloth. And has also experimented with setting her fabrics to music in an installation entitled Lagos as previously featured on Atelier Fifty-Five.

 

Textile Designer Yemi Awosile Natural Dye Block Print Scarves

 

Yemi Awosile Hand dyed Indigo Scarf

The L. Solstice scarves collection are available from her website.

 

– Tapiwa Matsinde

 

Additional details:

The L.Solstice Collection retails at £59

For further information about Yemi Awosile visit: www.yemiawosile.co.uk

 

[Image credits: The images shown belong to Yemi Awosile. If downloaded and used elsewhere please credit accordingly.]

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