We are thrilled to be hosting a small screening of Dylan Howitt’s beautiful film, The Nettle Dress, on Friday 6 October with a recorded Q&A with director and Allan Brown, the subject of the film.
“The Nettle Dress plays like a poem, a work of beauty which invites each and every viewer to find in it something meaningful to themselves” – Mansel Stimpson, Film Review Daily
The Nettle Dress is an independently-made film by documentarian, Dylan Howitt. Filmed over seven years, it follows the single-minded journey of textile artist, Allan Brown, as he discovers an interest in nettles, allows it to become an obsession, begins to find immense solace in the power of traditional weaving techniques, and ultimately creates a dress that is as much a monument to the years and legacies that found their way into the warps and wefts as it is a garment.
The original Kickstarter page describes the film, almost flippantly, as “hedgerow couture”. In truth, it is so much more.
We have just 50 seats for this screening so early booking is strongly advised.