A few weeks back I spent a most enjoyable few days in glorious Devon at the home and studio of renowned weaver Susie Gillespie. The first two days were spent weaving on full size looms (all set up for us) – this was a first for me, but something I had always wanted to have a go at. My fabulous new friends and I were shown a number of techniques and then basically allowed to let our creative juices flow. I was going to make three small hangings from my piece but in retrospect have decided that I like the piece as a whole. The additional objects are treasures found whilst on holiday in Norway back in May/June. All the piece needs now is for me to decide how to finish off the top – perhaps hung from another piece of driftwood?
The final two days were spent in the company of well known textile artist Alice Fox. We had a great time making our own natural dyes from foraged plants and experimenting with eco printing. Both are techniques I have only dabbled with before , but am keen to explore further.