Thinking about soil

To set the scene, here’s a poem by the wonderful Matt Harvey: Much Ado about Nothing Don’t spoil the soil.  You’ll foil the toil  of all who shuffle round this mortal coil. Clean it from under your nails and off vegetable skin, but keep it clean from...

Community Supported… Textiles?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is now a growing phenomenon.   Can we look to a similar model for more sustainable textiles? Click on the link below to read the article published in September 2016 in Felt Matters (International Feltmakers Association magazine)....

The Power of Feet Felt!

Click the link below to read my article published earlier this year in the International Feltmakers Association magazine, Felt Matters.  It’s about how I interpreted the ancient legend of how felt making began, and turned it into a powerful experience to be...

New Wave Textiles 

This article is dedicated to Tim Green, who died in February 2017 Over thousands of years humans have had such an impact on the landscape in the UK, it is hard for us to recognise now what is ‘natural’ and what is man-made.  We are so used to seeing the uplands...