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.
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Monday, 9 November 2020
I now have a Wacom One tablet which connects to my laptop. It is very easy to design on using the pen. There are many options to use on it including oils, gouache, indian ink and watercolour as well as many interesting special effects. It is a very quick way of producing a new design and I have uploaded images here of a computer design and a small wall hanging that I have just completed based on it. I also use Photoshop Elements where there are many options to digitally alter a photograph or a textile design. These include shear, twist, wave and zigzag resulting in very abstracted images which can be a jumping off point for a new design.