I love to weave, to follow an idea through by interweaving fibres and creating textures. 

Scotland is special, its mountains, coastline, standing stones are the basis for many weavings. I love the colours and contours of the land and sea. I have also travelled and explored many wonderful places and had time to sketch in Australia, Syria, Turkey, Armenia and Europe.  All these creative experiences  are woven into many weavings.

Learning to weave

If you are a beginner or wish to refresh your weaving skills I offer one to one or small group tuition please email for more information.

 

Current Exhibitions

SCOTTISH British Tapestry Group "Under the Influence" at Dunblane Museum, Dunblane  FK150AQ from 2nd to 29th June  10.30-4.30.  Museum is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays

CAP Exhibition by 11 contemporary artists at Custom House,65-67 Commercial St, Leith, Edinburgh EH66LH

 for 3 days from friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June 10am to 5pm.

Pentland Art Club at the Mill, Balerno Parish Church. Balerno Midlothian- showing the work of 14 local artists, this exhibition changes every two months.

 

Dyeing with Fungi

Since 1990 I have been dyeing wool and silk using mushrooms/ bracket fungi. This dye source was discovered in the 1960's. There are no archeological records that we know of that show that fungi dye was used to dye fibres. You can see the range of dye colours in the Dyeing to Weave Gallery.  The next International Fungi & Fibre Symposium is in 2024.   For more information look up the Mushroom Color Atlas  or Mushrooms For Colour

This yearI have been researching and working with mycelium, trees and bark exploring and developing artwork on paper and natural materials, warp and weft . 

 I am a member of ELFE- Edinburgh & Lothians Fungi Enthusiasts  and encourage any one interested in dyeing with fungi to join their local group and learn how to identify fungi. This is the essential first step on your journey to understanding and finding dye fungi!

 

For information and images on Fungi dyeing in Scotland go to Fabulous Fungi Dyes 

To view our silk scarf video go to    Fabulous Fungi Scarves

 

Fungi Dyed Scarves

 

 

 

 

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