Mandira – Mystery Bay, NSW

Deborah Mandira

Deborah Mandira

I print and dye onto natural fabrics, & plant dye which I usually do on silk fabrics. I use whatever is abundant and catches my eye in season. I have barely been able to go past flowers yet as they continue to inspire and fascinate me with their surprise results.

My current passion which seems endless is upcycling, cutting up existing good quality pieces and adding them together usually with an addition or two of my own dyed or printed fabrics.

I also make one-off wearables and occasionally homewares from these pieces.  There are many scarves, kaftans and other clothing at the Nest that are products of my experiments.  I also make wall art, hangings, stitched works and works containing eye-catching driftwood.  In winter I knit, mostly on machine.

I have become a bit of a keen upcycler and the Gallery is currently stocking many of my pieces, examples of which are below.

Some of my work is on my website, including my printing, art pieces and 3d works.

You can see more of my work at


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