"Living colored cloth deepens our cultivation of relationship to our earth, through alchemical dye sessions we form dialogues through the natural rainbow, unfurling beauty and healing from the source "

Spontaneous Atelier is the working title of multidisciplinary textile artisan, natural colorist and herbalist Nicole Varney, living and producing her work in Ontario, Canada.

We create living color textiles that tell tales of the land.

Exploring the sacred practice of color on cloth through traditional and exploratory methods. Creating garments from natural fibers infused with living color pigments from wild-harvested and cultivated medicinal plants of Ontario's bio region and beyond. Carefully handcrafting each piece with the elements, creating consciously with elemental awareness, a slow meditative process.  We also feature a selection of wild crafted herbal products, earthen artist supplies, ceremonial adornments and natural pigment resources and supplies.

We are in alignment with the slow fashion movement, which refer to awareness and responsibility of everyday actions. We believe learning from the past and evolving sustainable techniques is crucial to preserving our earth.

Our pieces are alive with a unique vibrational expression to adorn & empower light workers of mama gaia.


Founded & lead by designer Nicole Varney, whose paths of meditation, herbalism & environmental consciousness influence each piece.