Welcome to my new Blog and my new look website.
I shall be writing about my work as a textile artist and my use of natural dyes and my inks.
Just to wet your appetite my first post in a week’s time will be on using the leaves of Japanese Indigo (Persicaria tinctoria) which have soaking in kilner jars since November. I am interested to see how much blue I shall get from them and I hope you will too
I will be looking at what natural dyes are available for eco friendly harvesting at this time of the year and using such dyes as ivy berries and alder nuts to dye with and talking along the way about mordanting in an eco friendly way too. Follow me on twitter and I can alert you to when these things are coming up or follow me on pinterest and see what I am using as inspiration for my next series of picture. Crows settling onto a bare tree against a winter sunset are one and water flowing over stones another.