A chance remark by another blogger sent me to this link. I was really surprised by what I saw. About 30 years ago (I really can’t believe it was that long, it seems like yesterday) I was lucky enough to be mentored by Vicky Lugg, sadly no longer with us. She was inspirational, encouraging and… Read More Nothing new under the sun 1!
I love making little books almost as much as I love dyeing. The wonderful thing is – I can combine both skills quite easily! These little books were made with hand dyed paper, which is a by-product of the dyeing. Colouring the paper is half the fun of making them, and I’m prepared to share… Read More Paper, paper, paper, book
Today I started a new journal. I usually leave the pages blank, but this time I decided to colour the pages of the book before I start, so I have ‘scrubbed’ a quick coat of dye onto each page. It takes a while to dry when the whole book is coloured at once, but it… Read More Blank Page
An unexpected message arrived this morning. It was from a customer of one of my Etsy shops and included a link to an item that has been made using some of my hand-dyed paper. Not only was I very pleased to see the lovely item (click the picture to find it) I was also interested… Read More Inspiration comes when it will….
Well, it’s Monday morning. It’s dreary, damp and dismal. That’s just outside, though, inside I’m working with colour, so none of the above words apply! (Not quite true, some parts of what I’m doing are just a little damp..) I’m sloshing colour in a profuse manner. It’s the best way to do it, and it’s… Read More The three d’s
I haven’t been well. I’ve had bronchitis, and it has been painful and irritating. However, thanks to a dose of antibiotics I am now on the road to recovery. I should have rested during this time, but unfortunately I had to work. Today, however, was different. No alarm, no reason to get up, so what… Read More Just a little bit of fun