Established in 2006, Greenweeds is the name I use for my textiles and digital work. After a long career in IT, I broke rank to start working as a professional maker, using handmade felt as my main medium. I am committed to using locally sourced products, to produce individual and contemporary felted home and fashion accessories.
Lorraine Pocklington, November 2013
What’s in a name? There’s ‘green’ for a start, ecological, local, urrrmm, ‘green’. Whilst ‘Weeds’ is an ancient word for clothing. We sometimes use plant dyes, including nettles, rosebay willow herb and ivy out of our very Welsh and weed ridden garden. Which have become green-weeds, now they’re being put to use. And the Welsh Fairy Book by W. Jenkyn Thomas tells the tale of the Man with the Green Weeds, a somewhat eerie tale of a spirit bringing a sticky end to an English man on the Dolgellau to Llanegryn road at Llyn Gwernen.
So there is some reasoning to our choice of name, but hey, it’s just a name. Hopefully it will grow on you….