Mandira – Kianga, NSW

Deborah Mandira

Deborah Mandira

I print and dye onto natural fabrics, and my current passion is plant dyeing 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.

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.

Here are a few more pics of my work

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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