Iris Maria is an artist with a background in architecture and design. She has studied at TU Delft and the Design Academy Eindhoven, and has worked as a game designer in corporate business. But the need to create was never away. She started her studio to create unique wall hangings of felt. She is drawn to natural materials, particularly wool and felting, and is fascinated by the richness of natural colours. Iris Maria creates handmade pieces and is captivated by the possibilities of working with natural materials.
The process of natural dyes
Plant materials, such as the roots, leaves or flowers are used to produce rich, unique colours on wool and silk fabrics. The colours obtained from each plant type and individual plant are different and can’t be replicated. It depends on the season, the amount of sun or soil which colour will reveal. All together makes this method a magical experience.