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Botanical Dyeing Press workshop, Fodder and Farm

workshop attendees at Fodder and Farm

As part of the Love Letters to the Land exhibition at Fodder and Farm I was asked to teach workshops to some journalists and influencers, allowing them to have a go with my heat press and make botanical prints onto paper and fabric.

Here are a small number of the results which I think are amazing, especially as the activity was in-between goat milking and cocktail drinking.

There is more information on the process and mordants etc. that I am using to create these prints in The Studio Club private blog

sweet Cicely botanical print

Rosebay willow herb botanical print

botanical prints on table

Rosebay willow herb flower botanical print

Love Letters to the Land; Gartur Farm

This week I took part in the exhibition "Love Letters to the Land" at Fodder and Farm, Gartur Stitch Farm, Port of Menteith in the middle of Scotland.

I was showing with a couple of other artists whose work is inspired by the land - Eilidh Weir and Celia Ramon.

The exhibition was in an old barn - whitewashed walls with swallows swooping in though the large doors. I give a tour of my pieces in this video and Eilidh can be seen hanging hers in last week's blog post.

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