Erica Prus

Member of EXARC since
E-mail address
ericaprus [at] live.co.uk
Country
United Kingdom
Crafts & Skills

I studied menswear at Central St Martins in London and became interested in practicing early textile techniques during this time.

I work mostly with natural dyes but also experiment with making fibres and creating felted, woven and knotted textiles. I'm currently teaching myself sprang and nalbinding and taking a course at the University of Oxford called 'Clothing the Past'. I also undertook another course at Oxford, 'Ancient Egyptian Textiles' where I performed an experiment to see which premodern detergents used in Ancient Egypt would have been best to remove wax from white clothes, stained by the wearing of New Kingdom 'Head Cones'.

In 2022 I am hoping to start a masters in Archaeology, with a focus towards textiles.