Brigitte from BeeKay Makes

by | Feb 19, 2021

Brigitte of BeeKayMakes is a sustainable hand weaver and textile designer who is passionate about sustainable and ethical textiles. She works with nettle yarn, linen and organic materials to create classic and contemporary low impact textiles.

Her handwoven nettle-wool fabrics only have about 25% of the environmental impact compared to synthetic textiles and are 100% naturally biodegradable.

Brigitte spins her locally foraged and hand-processed nettles on the Hampshire/Surrey border and teaches workshops about nettle fibre processing as well as spinning local wool. She also gives free demonstration during education days at heritage museums which preserve traditional crafts.