Firstly a lovely image of white and mixed jacobs and pineapple mayweed dyed with woad.
Then the collection of all the colours on the fleece with notes about how they were achieved.
A new venue right next door to the church with more space so there will be 50 makers, a cornucopia of lovely things, for yourself or for Christmas.
I had an enjoyable and successful day at the Artisan Market in Glastonbury, here is the photo of my stall at the beginning of the day.
This lovely array of colours was produced at the Upwey workshops for the Artsreach Land Felt project. The dyed fleeces have all been carded so looking beautifully soft. I am very pleased with the outcome of the dyeing days.
On October 3rd I will be working with another group of people to dye fleeces at Martinstown. Lets hope we get a great mix of colours like this.
There I will be dyeing with some additional materials; heather gathered on the slopes of Hardy's monument and also walnut to give some warm browns.
The plant materials are already soaking ready to be used at the workshop.
26/10: Artsreach Land Felt Project
The wool once dyed and carded will be made into artworks by the different local groups and exhibited in 2014 in various Artsreach venues, local village halls.
I hope to be showing some artworks during this exhibition based on ideas generated by the Dorset Ridgeway and using plant materials collected there to dye the fabrics with.
The panels are attached to the frame work using velcro allowing them to be removed for cleaning.
I will be designing some landscape inspired panels as I think this would work really well flowing across the screen.
It is from 10 through til 3 at St Mary's Church Hall BA6 9EJ. I do hope you can come along.
Just been to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne to see the "Lyons Teashop Lithographs" exhibition on till the 22nd September and discovered the work of Edwin la Dell, artist and lithographer. I really love his work and feel inspiration for developing my approach to painting the buildings of Sherborne. Something about the heightened colours and the texture that is achieved in lithography.
The exhibition overall is very good, really captures the feel of the early 1950s. Definitely worth a visit if you are down that way.
The date for this is Saturday September 21st 2013 at Digby Hall, Sherborne, Dorset.
We will be starting by doing some small samples to experiment with the different techniques and experience the indigo process and then everyone will have the opportunity to create and dye a larger piece making a hanging panel, a cushion, or a bag.
Here are I am showing sample pieces done at a previous workshop.
We have been living in Sherborne for 4 months now and a number of my shibori textile designs are being put to good use in and around the house. The drum shade is fustic dyed silk with a landscape design flowing around it. The tall red light fitting is madder dyed with an honesty design winding its way up the silk tube and the shorter tubelight is walnut dyed cotton in the hogweed design. And a cushion thrown in for good measure. I like to try different groupings of my designs to see how to use them to best effect in an interior.