Aviva Leigh lives and works in Norwich, a ‘fine city’ in the county of Norfolk that once was famed for its rich and colourful textiles. Her studio space is located in the heart of the old artisan district, where dyers and weavers lived side by side with merchants and middlemen to produce finely woven cloth for export around the world.
Aviva works with locally grown dyes such as madder, weld and woad, using traditional skills to produce contemporary woven and stitched textiles. Her 21st century dyer’s notebook tells the story of these dyes and documents her journey to achieve rich, natural colour.
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