The pieces below were based on the theme of 'Abstracted Nature' which all members of the Voyage Art textiles Group were working to, earlier in the year I had started work on some pieces based on Foxgloves from a Norfolk Garden- but having done a couple - I lost the will to develop any more designs from the Foxglove - hence I eventually settled on abstracts of Norfolk Landscapes - this is an area that until recently I did not know well but the huge open skies and diversity of landscapes were the trigger and starting point for this years series. The designs developed from the colors abstracted from photographs of each landscape.
The pieces all start as white cloth and were then dyed and screen printed in block shapes using thickened transparent dyes.
Heather and Gorse at Grimstone Warren.
Opaque screen printing inks were used to create the strong colour of heather on top of the screen printed backgrounds.
The fields surrounding the Mill are planted for miles with different varieties of lavender, and in June the sight and smells are a joy.
The lavender flowers were again produced using dyed organza, stitched and cut back.