New Work

I have been experimenting with a Shibori technique called “Arashi”– the Japanese name for wrapping fabric round a pole, compressing it into folds and then dyeing it. In these two cases, the fabric was plant dyed first, then over dyed with indigo.

The name Arashi means storm – when the fabric is unwrapped after dyeing, the diagonal patterns resemble driving rain. I think of them as being similar to the patterns produced in the sand as the tide goes out. My new work will be a record of the changes I see over time of the sand patterns, using different techniques of pole dyeing.

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:

Studio 11 in Eastbourne

Interesting textile courses and regular drawing/painting classes

1 year of stitches 2017

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