Jayne Parker-Johnson creates luxurious eco printed and natural dyed fabrics, capturing the essence of nature on opulent natural fabrics. Inspired by artists such as William Morris, Jayne’s love of nature, colour and textures resinates on the surfaces of shimmering textiles and canvas. Capturing a moment in time. Each leaf, leaves an individual mark never to be repeated. Jayne’s love of textiles has endured after studying BA Honour Textile Crafts at The University of Huddersfield and MA Glass at Sunderland University where Jayne captured the drape of patterned textiles in glass. Recognised for excellent colour perception and print, Jayne exhibited work in London and Paris, selling printed fabrics internationally.
Selecting luxurious natural fabrics as her canvas, Jayne sets out to collect local foliage, scouring the countryside for dropped leaves to pattern the fabric. Each leaf is a masterpiece waiting to be captured.
Using natural dyes such as logwood, madder, weld and indigo. Jayne studies traditional textile techniques and recipes used over 150 years ago and innovatively incorporates them into contemporary wearable art.
Colour derived and inspired by nature, Jayne researches and creates beautiful combinations of patterns and textures. Firstly exploring texture and colour on canvas through mixed media painting techniques, Jayne will respond to the local landscape intuitively. Those ideas then combine into luxurious textile pieces.
Whilst Jayne’s paintings use plastic based mediums such as acrylic paint. Jayne is careful to use dyes and fabrics that do not contain plastics or harmful chemicals. Therefore endeavouring to sustain from adding further micro plastics into the environment during the wash and care of the pieces.
What People Say
“Like all dyes, they are not eternal; the sun in lighting them and beautifying them consumes them; yet gradually, and for the most part kindly … These colours in fading still remain beautiful, and never, even after long wear, pass into nothingness”William Morris 1875
‘wanted to share this beautiful pencil drawing. I commissioned Jayne Parker Johnson to do for my mam for Christmas. She loved it! it’s so realistic, a beautiful piece of artwork”Murrie Venis
“Big Thank You, because I am one of those people you have shown me how to do: pouring paint, glass and soon to be doing printing with you. I am appreciative receiver of your skills”Heather Gamble Smith