Category Archives: Eco/Natural Dyeing and Printing

On Collage and the Loss of Wonder


“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.” … Continue reading

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Thin Place Peripherals


“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.” … Continue reading

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Eco Printing on Deli Paper


I’ve done very little eco-printing in 2021, concentrating instead, on a return to painting. The programmes I’ve been taking part in have introduced me to a good many different ways of starting and progressing a painting, including various ways of … Continue reading

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Japanese Anemone 2011


“No-one ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus About a month ago, my computer crashed. I was about to buy a new one, but … and I … Continue reading

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A Lot of Edges Called Perhaps


“I have a lot of edges called Perhapsand almost nothing you can callCertainty.”   Mary Oliver

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Work in Progress


Sample of layered work on silk satin using a range of eco, botanical, contact printing methods from Kathy Hays Design courses, and using plant matter harvested from my garden.

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Natural Dyeing: Making Green


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Linen and Silk Samples Dyed with a Decoction of Dyer’s Chamomile Flowers


Chamomile appears in a number of chapters in The Rev Hilderic Friend’s Flowers & Flower Lore. Under Flowers for Heroes, Saints, And Gods he writes that it is to St Anne – said to be the mother of the Virgin … Continue reading

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Eco Print on Silk


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Another Test Eco Print on Silk Satin


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