Spontaneous Atelier is the working title of multidisciplinary artisan Nicole Varney. Working within the mediums of textiles, natural pigments, sound healing & herbalism, she tells stories of ecological consciousness through her works. She operates a nomadic natural color studio, working closely with plant allies and the landscape to create localized pigments for designers and individuals. She lives and works in and around Ontario, Canada.
"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 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.
Nicole is a member of Craft Ontario, Upper Canada Fibershed and a facilitator of "My Clothes My World" program at Fashion Takes Action. She holds a Chartered Herbalist diploma from Dominion College, and is a student of DeAnna Batdorff studying Ayurvedic Clinical Foundations.