Category Archives: Eco/Natural Dyeing and Printing

Oak Leaves, a Storm, the Pond


The pool Glows at her feet, and all the gloomy rocks Are brightened round her.  (Wordsworth, The Excursion) A little experiment with oak leaves on cotton fabric. The leaves arrived on the high wind, blown over the hedge, a little … Continue reading

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Testing Water for Iron Content


“Give me silence, water, hope Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes.”  – Ode to Silence: Pablo Neruda   Samples of water from four different sources tested for iron content. From left to right: tap water, water from a garden water butt, … Continue reading

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Chaos and Onion Skins


The chaos is subsiding. I opened the last packing box a couple of weeks back. Then found more. But a few and there  are places for everything now. A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place. (Benjamin Franklin?) Distribution. … Continue reading

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Indeterminacy: The Blueberry Interlude: Cold Dyeing with Blueberry Stems


Dyeing needn’t be an elaborate process,  experiments have shown me. Or require costly – and sometimes quite hazardous and pongy – ingredients, sophisticated equipment and a PhD in chemistry. I pruned a couple of little blueberry bushes a few weeks … Continue reading

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More Notes from a Melody Not Yet Written


“Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures.”  (AZ Quotes) – Rabindranath Tagore, from: Purabi: A Miscellany in Memory of Rabindranath Tagore 1941-1991, by Krishna Dutta, Rabindranath Tagore (1991). (AZ Quotes)  

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Indeterminacy – Picking up A Project Where I Left Off


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Eve Fumes at that Snake – and on Paying Attention


I did something very silly. Shocking. Earlier in the year, I decided I was only going to post blogs to which I could attach the completed artworks that arose from the ideas expressed in the blog. And in so doing, … Continue reading

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How Far Does The Hand Reach? Botanical Signatures Textile Art Exhibition, Norwich, England, July 18-20 2019


Invitation to exhibition. Some of my work is figuring in Botanical Signatures 18-20 July at Studio20, in historic Norwich, England. The exhibition has been put together by Maria Clarke-Wilson, who is completing an MA in Textile Design at Norwich University … Continue reading

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Little Maps of Trees is at The Other Art Fair London


The Tiny Sketchbook Project, which includes my tiny book of tiny eco prints Little Maps of Trees, has just been on show at the SLOW Galerie in Paris. It’s now walked poetically to London, where it’s on show at The … Continue reading

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Eco Print on Cotton with Silk Appliqués


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