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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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Brambly Personage and its Iron Blanket

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Judas Basket, Magnetic Thinking, The Flowers of Evil and Eco-Dyeing with Wisteria


“I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle. ” ~Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing. I like … Continue reading

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A First Try at Eco-Dyeing with Staghorn Sumac (Rhus Typhina)


I was delighted, when we first came in May last year to inspect what was to become our new home,  to find no less than four mature Staghorn Sumac trees flourishing in the garden, for I knew Sumac to be … Continue reading

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Taking a Walk with Pussy Willow An-Dro into the (Negative) Space of Possibility


Like the other eco prints on watercolour paper in  the  batch made the other week, this is a pair of mirror image prints. Quite by chance (if you believe in coincidence – I don’t) there’s an inner circle of imprints … Continue reading

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Another Eco Print on Silk – Three Eucalyptus Leaves


I know, looks like six leaves, not three, but it’s a mirror image print. On the left of the middle fold are prints of the fronts of the leaves, on the right, the backs. I think it’s the tannin – … Continue reading

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Eco Collograph from Red Cabbage


The health-giving properties of red cabbage are phenomenal. I love it steamed with apple. Great taste, good health. Virtually no calories. Turns blue when provoked. Me, too.            

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Oak Flowers on Silk – an Epitaph


There may not be another Spring in this park, so here is a bouquet in tribute, of flowers of oak, on silk. Continue reading

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At the same time I made the eco prints on watercolour postcards at the end of January, I did some eco print experiments on raw silk bought in the silk market – Koza Han – in Bursa, Northern Turkey. Koza … Continue reading

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