Friday, March 14, 2014

snippets



It's all been a bit quiet in this space recently. Some big deadlines and end-of-winter blues had left me a little wrung out. 


Now we have lighter days and signs of green again, I'm feeling brighter and ready for this happily busy season. 


:: I've been adding to my collection of old unfinished patchwork. See herehere, and here for more examples of this obsession. These scraps have some very interesting text hidden inside, more of which another time.

:: I've scheduled a couple of summer dyeing workshops at my home studio including another indigo day. Details here.

:: I've been using instagram much more of late. Say hello if you're there too.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

repetition





Photographs taken this weekend in my studio, backyard and allotment. 

There was just a slight shift in the air today that made me think of Spring. The cycles of growth and renewal and all the repetitions that accompany them are about to start again. Sowing, planting, nurturing, processing, dyeing and stitching.

'Repetition changes nothing in the object repeated, but does change something in the mind which contemplates it.' Gilles Deleuze

Saturday, February 08, 2014

studio day


Rain on the window.


Research for an exhibition later in the year.


Dried flax from last summer.


Wool on the line.

:: a little interview with me over here.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Into 2014


I've spent the first couple of weeks of 2014 working on some new pieces of work, and sorting out my diary for the first half of 2014. 


2013 was a very busy year for me. I continued to co-ordinate two long-term, lottery funded, projects for Hive exploring the use of natural colour and the impact of these activities on wellbeing and connections to heritage. In addition, I delivered natural dyeing sessions in Universities, which included work for The Crysalis Project, a European Union funded project exploring the revival of tradition in textiles.




This year I am continuing to do community based work, teach dyeing and stitching workshops from my home studio and for the first time I am teaching outside the UK. I am delighted to have been asked to lead a 5 day workshop for Les Souers Anglaises at their beautiful venue in South West France in May. Slow Colour and Stitch will use the gardens around the workshop venue as inspiration for naturally dyed, hand-stitched textile projects. There are a few spaces left so if you are interested in taking part please click here for more information.

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