Tag Archives: Eco Printing

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 – 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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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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