The Nettle Dress12A

Directed by Dylan Howitt | UK | 2022 | 1h 8m

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress 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 passing of his wife, leaving him and their four children bereft, and how he finds a beautiful way to honour her. Stunningly shot by award-winning filmmaker Dylan Howitt, this moving documentary follows Allan’s journey through seasons and years, foraging, spinning and weaving, before finally sharing a healing vision of the dress with one of his daughters.

Our screening on Thursday 21st September will be followed by a Q&A with the director Dylan Howitt.

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We showed The Nettle Dress between September 15, 2023 and September 21, 2023.

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