Sunday, November 06, 2011


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.

 Locally grown walnut dye. A very enjoyable day.

:: 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...

1 comment:

  1. I am seeing a lot of folk dye with walnut, I am intrigued! At our old home we had lots of walnut trees, but I never used them this way. Fascinating stuff, I wish you were closer I would love to attend one of your lectures.


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