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I published a post in 2014 about a series of small textiles I’d made from a visit to local lavender fields in West Sussex, UK. I’ve recently been working on a series of drawings and new pieces for exhibitions and galleries coming up in 2015. Drawing for me is an essential part of the process, allowing me to moderate ideas, record, change and translate. All the drawings are from my sketch book, my current “visual diary”

My textiles are not about imitation, but about experience. Walking through the fields, the heady smells and the rich colour palette provided by the environment was unforgettable, and I hope my work says something about it. My next post will give details of forthcoming exhibitions, venues and times.

Drawing no 1, inktense, pastels pencil, pen

Lavender Drawing001

Drawing no 2 gouache, pastels, pen,

Lav One drawing two002

Drawing no3, inktense, pencil, pastels, pen

Lav One drawing001

Stitched Textiles, threads nos 6/12/15/30 weights by Madeira and Natesh, rayon, cotton and metallic ranges

Textile ” Lavender Panorama” 23cm x34cm

Lavender Panorama

Stitched Textiles, threads nos 6/12/15/30 weights by Madeira and Natesh, rayon, cotton and metallic ranges, with some merino wool fibres added

” Lavender Flow” 21cm x21cm

Lavender flowing