Hi and welcome!
I'm Melba: Chilean - Australian Textile Artist specializing in natural dyes.
Thank you for being here.
I grew up in the south of Chile, with rainy weather, evergreen forests, and a carefree lifestyle that helped me develop my deep connection to nature.
My interest in textiles started through fashion. Ever since I was little, I designed my own clothes...
The aesthetic part of my work is reflected in the practices I have been gathering over the years. Through spontaneous brushstrokes, patchwork and markings, I give life to my colourful and tactile creations
My brand is borne out of values of sustainability, slow life and as a medium to connect with nature. I believe that every creation should have a purpose to exist. My creations are born to strengthen the bonds between humans and the natural world.
The Route of Design: a textile journey
I learned about fashion and textiles through very alternative ways. One of those was traveling the world for more than 3 years. During that time, I immersed myself in different cultures and communities, documenting different textile expressions...