Earth Friendly Dyeing
Thermofax Screen Printing
I have been working with fabric for as long as I can remember and have been teaching textile techniques to others for over 20 years. Until recently, I taught City and Guilds Feltmaking and HNC Stitched Textiles at Gloscat, but have recently retired from full time teaching to pursue my own work and teach freelance.
I have exhibited nationally and internationally with the International Feltmakers Association. In 2009, I had the privilege to be a resident felt maker in Finland, where I was able to use felting machinery and exhibit there
My current work involves the use of natural dyes, specifically rust and woad, which are used in mixed media felt techniques. I am currently researching for a book on earth friendly dyeing.
I make felt because I love the wool fibre and the way it can always surprise me, no matter how many times I set out to use it. The variety of the medium delights me and I will never tire of it. My ideas come from my environment, in particular from my house in S.W. France and my love of natural dyeing inspires my use of colour. My latest work involves screen printing with natural dyes, using the thermofax screens that I make with my old thermofax machine.
Alongside the felt techniques I use, I also create altered books using mixed media techniques. I think this links my other work with my love of literature, which originally led me to study English literature at University. This year, I intend to combine the two areas and progress into felt books!
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