bombyxMORI Wearable Art was established by Astrid Tomrop-Hofmann in 1999 and the unusual name comes from the Latin name for the silk moth. Astrid has a wide range of products including scarves, hats and wall hangings. She was twice awarded the first prize for felting in the RDS National Crafts Competition. There is a studio and workshop which provides an opportunity to see the process of creativity in action. There is also an Asian-style teahouse. Other facilities include toilet and parking.
Items are handmade and bombyxMORI Wearable Art prides itself on producing only the finest felt and silk items using high quality, naturally dyed wools and silks sourced from eco-friendly producers, where possible. Astrid’s clothing items have been described as wearable art.
Astrid is always impressed by the expressiveness of different wool types that can be connected with silk and recycled pieces. The time spent creating a piece is very precious to her and she loves the idea of creating something to send on a journey, to be enjoyed by others.
As Astrid works here, there is a chance to meet the maker. She also gives demonstrations and workshops for small groups, if requested and arranged in advance. Set in forest surroundings, the workshop and teahouse are in a beautiful, tranquil location.