Saturday, 23 August 2014

eco dyeing

Ever since I was a small child I have loved  flowers.   Newly married  we walked along the Cornish and Pembrokeshire coastal paths identifying plants and birds as we walked. Now with more time to pursue the things we both love doing perhaps it isn't surprising that plants and birds have re entered our work.
My sketchbook continues to fill up with mark making in response to bird song heard on and around the croft and Paul has been able to capture a few of the birds in his photography. You can follow this work on the web site under the bird song gallery page.

The summer has also been filled with experiments in eco dyeing paper and fabric and Paul has been documenting some of the plants I have used from the croft. This image of devilsbit scabious is a favourite.
The dyeing process onto paper has taken over my life and our kitchen these last two weeks and an installation of the pieces will be photographed over the winter as part of our ongoing collaboration. We are both excited to see where this project will take us.

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