Film Screening: The Nettle Dress, 27 Jan - Universal Hall, Findhorn, Moray

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand, just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion, and it is also Allan’s medicine. It’s how he survives the death of his wife, and how he finds a beautiful way to honour her. The challenge of making zero carbon clothing sourced within a few miles of his home means re-learning ancient crafts and recalls the fairy tale ‘Wild Swans’. THE NETTLE DRESS is a documentary which follows Allan’s whole journey through all the seasons and years.

We saw this at Cromarty cinema before christmas, it’s a really amazing documentary. Well worth a watch.