The Nettle Dress film
Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. A feature documentary by Dylan Howitt.
‘An exquisite film . Extremely beautiful and helpful for anyone suffering loss, grief. An inspiration.’ Sir Mark Rylance
A beautifully constructed documentary film that sensitively tracks the journey of textile artist Allan Brown as he channels the emotions of loss into honouring the positive energy of his late wife. From foraging plants and gathering the fibre, the spinning of thread, the weaving of cloth, to the transformation into a nettle dress worn by their daughter, it carries you through the circularity of life.
The film shines a light on the healing power of nature and the process of the handmade as a way to reconnect and move forward when all might seem lost. The strength of love and dedication overcomes.
Watch The Nettle Dress online screening – The Earthday fundraiser – to support funds to distribute the film more widely.
April: Saturday 22nd UK 18:00 – limited tickets – book here.
May: Sunday 14th 12:30 – USA premiere – San Rafael, California at Doclands Film Festival – Live Q&A with Allan Brown & Dylan Howitt
Details and tickets: Doclands.com
June 10th – 18th Great Big Green Week: UK Picturehouse screenings.
Watch the trailer on nettledress.org
Follow Nettle Dress for future screening dates in April, May and June in select screening theatres.