Jasmine Karis is a freelance community textiles artist firmly rooted in; creativity, community, nature and wellbeing.
Aims include; using textiles as a means to cultivate joy and assist with with individual and collective wellbeing by reaching out to a diverse range of communities and engaging them with creative and craft-led workshop typically inspired by nature and natural processes. Workshops are driven by an exchange of knowledge and educating by providing creative safe spaces where participants are encouraged to explore and express themselves through practical workshops in a low pressured environment.
There is an emphasis on celebrating and honouring nature by acquiring knowledge around natural materials and/or processes, establishing and building a sustainable relationship with natural environments and local wildlife.
Projects typically involve the interweaving of language and layering of visual imagery.
Rooted in . . .
- Providing accessible craft-led workshops
Creative projects include interweaving nature and craft processes such as; natural dyeing, bundle dyeing, block printing, repurposing remnant material - to create textural one off pieces. Other processes include; screen printing, digital printing, block printing, fabric manipulation, photography layering and collage.
- Creating a space for gratitude and appreciation.
Prompting reflection and introspection.
Building connection (internal & external, with self and with others)
- Creating a safe space for connection (to self, others and nature)
Using textiles as a means to explore and assist with wellbeing by reaching out to communities and engaging them with nature and natural processes, exchanging knowledge and educating through creative / practical workshops
- There is an emphasis on celebrating and honouring nature by acquiring knowledge around natural materials and processes, establishing and building a sustainable relationship with natural environments and local wildlife.
Print designs and products are often inspired by the wonders of nature.
Spreading a conscious awareness of intersectional textiles knowledge (particularly rooted in community and our relationship with nature), providing insight into sustainable fashion textiles practices and processes through workshop facilitation.
Using creative expression as means for healthy mental and emotional wellbeing. Emotional and mental wellbeing as a focus for the collective - allowing for integrated learning and uplifting.
Story telling through textiles fabrication, sharing knowledge around natural processes and innovative ways of reusing waste materials in print processes, garment construction and other craft processes.
Long term ways of thinking, working and creating. Reducing material wastage where possible.
Creating a safe space for community members from a diverse range of backgrounds to explore a variety of creative and natural craft processes. Committed to learning and developing.