Grasses

This body of work reflects my studies over the period of a year, in different seasons, observing the grasses in this area round where I live. The swathes of colour these plants make in the landscape are magnificent and I am lucky to be able to notate their changing growth and forms several times a day. In spring,the bright limey green tips of the reeds emerge and later on in summer appear the bleached straw tones or the subtle golden, blueish and reddy-browns of other grasses.

I am fascinated by their seeming fragility and the movements made when blown by the wind.

Some of the more bushy and feathery species have been used as my tools for applying paint and hot wax, bringing my recycling obsession full circle.

Talking points:

There are a number of interesting articles, exhibitions and courses currently available that you may find inspiring.

Dyeing Now: Contemporary Makers celebrate Ethel Mairet’s Legacy

For more info: www.ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk

Studio 11 in Eastbourne

Interesting textile courses and regular drawing/painting classes www.studio11eb.co.uk

1 year of stitches 2017

A year of daily stitch-making to be recorded weekly on Facebook or Instagram