Tag Archives: Allotmenteering

Secret Studio


This was my secret studio during the period of The Great Transition, where I began to discover the eco collograph.  It’s the shed at our allotment. It has a veranda which we closed in with trellising, including the trellis door … Continue reading

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Adventuring


Yes, I think you can call it that – adventuring – what I’ve been doing since my last blog of … 31 July. Really? I’ve been gone that long? Oh, well, when the road calls … Here’s a handful of photos to illustrate some of what I’ve been up to, each of which I will expand upon in due course. Continue reading

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Squares Activated and the Importance of Boundaries


I took the photo on the left a few days ago. Had I taken it the day before, you’d not have been able to see the squares of veggies (the wooden frames) for the height of the grass surrounding them.  We … Continue reading

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One Square at a Time


There is a lot of weather going round at the moment, physically and metaphysically. Since I’m talking about squares, forgive the play on words, though the round in my first sentence ought really to be around. Poetic licence. There is a deal of … Continue reading

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Visual Journal 2 – Taking a Line for a (Poetic) Walk


Well, from the start I haven’t been able to keep up a daily visual journal. To be honest, I didn’t believe I would be able to achieve that. Something with a thousand different names, from Life to …  seeks to … Continue reading

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Flint & Feather Resurrected


Above the laptop is a packet of radish seeds. A ball of string.
Adjustable spanner.
Two staplers.
Secateurs. Continue reading

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Rust Dyed Eco Prints


Another eco print from the May bundles. It’s fabric – muslin. As with other bundles from this batch, there’s little evidence of the plant matter I used. Continue reading

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Spring Springs at the Allotment


We took on an allotment plot, long neglected, last autumn. The weather angel gave us a month of good weather. We cleared away rubbish, cleaned and painted, deep dug and conditioned some squares and rectangles of soil in which to plant potatoes and brassicas in this new growing season. Continue reading

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Unbundling: My Second Batch of Eco Prints, Short Story Writing and Allotmenteering


I’ve been itching for the week to pass so I could open up my second batch of eco print bundles.

The first picture shows half of a long narrow band of the jacket lining fabric (probably cotton) that I used for some of my first eco prints. This time the colour is more pronounced. Again, I bound the bundles with sari silk and the colour has transferred. I also sandwiched in some rusty staple gun staples. I found a whole boxful in the shed that have lain around for a long time and are no longer fit for purpose. The frieze – as I’m calling it – looks like some sort of music notation. Continue reading

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