The Nettle Dress (12a)

Director Dylan Howitt. Documentary


Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand from locally foraged stinging nettles. This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion but also his medicine and meditation. Stunningly filmed by award-winning documentary maker Dylan Howitt, The Nettle Dress follows Allan's journey through seasons and years, foraging, spinning, weaving, cutting and sewing the cloth, before finally sharing a healing vision of the dress back in the woods where the nettles were picked, worn by one of his daughters. A labour of love in the truest sense, The Nettle Dress is a modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft. It’s one story representing a huge groundswell of people rediscovering the joys of making.

Starring Allan Brown


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A very moving film

Slow Down film... beautiful-documentation of the process of making the Dress both physical, mental and emotional. some people found it very relaxing to watch, some found it deeply moving.

Friday23Aug

Tickets
Adult: £8.00 

Time
7.30 pm

Running Time
67

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01885 488575; www.conquest-theatre.co.uk

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