I spent a day teaching in this museum. The session responded to items in the collections, and we used some locally grown plant dyes. My now flowering indigo plant also got an outing.
Rolls of mordanted fabric waiting to be used.
:: Thanks for all the positive comments about my new workshops. I'm really looking forward to getting started.
:: I went to a talk by the artist Chen Hang Feng about his practice and new exhibition. He has been involved in 1 Square Mile, an international mapping project that explores ecological and cultural diversity through creative activity. I became aware of the local walnut tree I've been using for dyeing through a local ecologist who is involved. A great collaborative project.
:: My first issue of Hand/Eye arrived in the post, along with the most recent issue of Embroidery. Inspiring stuff, now to find the time to read them...