I am a textile artist living in the Isle of Man. I live on a farm which provides plenty of inspiration and resources for my craft. I am a mixed media artist and love to experiment but I do have a particular love for working with plant dyed fibres. The dyes are prepared using the vast amount of material in my forest garden. The garden is primarily a wildlife refuge but also supplies abundant food, medicines and photographic opportunities.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 7 July 2012
I made this Shaman's coat for a competition at the Hodgson Loom Gallery in Laxey where I won the 3D category, The coat is made from a hand felted fleece , dyed using Iris root. It is made in four panels each one representing a different era of cave art. The images were hand stitched on a machine stitched background using mohair thread.