Monday, 27 September 2010


The temperature has really dropped over the last couple of days,so much so that everyone wanted to be inside in the cafes when we went to the market on Sunday-a bit of a change from basking in the glorious sunshine.I will need to do my last Japanese indigo dyeing tomorrow,before the colder weather realy sets in.At present ,the plants are lovely and bushy and this will be the second picking-maybe stronger blues? More of that later.Meanwhile

Rusty metal wrapped in cling film,sitting in the sun-will we be able to do any more rusting outside or will it have to be the wood burner again?

One I did earlier.A subtle combination of grey/rust which comes from Russian Earl Grey Tea.I love the fact that the rust dyeing never works out the same way twice,very unpredictable.Also, depends on the base fabric of course.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Online course work

The front cover of Daphnes book-not finished yet, but looking good.

One of the pages-spot the ammaretti wrappers!This will be a lovely book when it is finished .
Finally, a pictture of a Klimt inspired piece of work using naturally dyed fibre and pre-felt,in lovely subtle colours.Just about to be felted down finally,so covered in plastic.That was a good week!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

More images from the course.

Work printed and waiting to be cut as a lace felt.

A Klimt hanging being constructed, using pre felt and scrim.

Some of the natural dyes we used.The Japanese indigo worked beautifully on silk and is growing again for the next session.More of all this later-keep watching!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

back in the studio again.

Having finished a week teaching natural dyeing and feltmaking based on inspiration from Klimt, I'm now back to work on paper for a wedding book/wedding dress try-outs and other exciting things.Lovely to be preparing for my daughters big day in Australia and being able to be involved.Meanwhile,some pictures of the work we did in the studio last week.The first two are paper collage loosley based on Klimt.The third image is felt and fabric combined-a slow cloth beginning.More images when i have downloaded them from my other camera.