Past screening

The Nettle Dress

Directed by: Dylan Howitt
Runtime: 1h 8min Certificate: 12A
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Directed by: Dylan Howitt
Runtime: 1h 8min Certificate: 12A
Topics: Arts & Culture

Documenting a 7-year labour of love, The Nettle Dress is a hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand, just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion, but also his medicine. It’s how Allan survives the death of his wife and how he finds a beautiful way to honour her.

The Nettle Dress follows Allan’s journey through seasons and years, foraging, spinning, weaving, cutting and sewing the cloth, before finally sharing a healing vision of the dress back in the woods where the nettles were picked, worn by one of his daughters.

This screening will be followed by a Rec. Q&A.