It was lovely to see some of you at the various workshops held at my Norwich studio over the summer, we explored slow stitch, natural colour, print making, mud resist and of course indigo dyeing and next week will be enjoying another of the very popular Japanese Boro stitch days with Hiroko Aeno Billson.
This will be my last workshop held at The Workrooms, as from the beginning of October I will be working from my new live/work space, based in the nearby 'cittaslow' market town of Aylsham.
The decision to find a slower way of living and working means time to focus on developing my own practice and 'restocking the creative pool'. I will be exploring new ideas through making and writing, growing my dye garden and sharing skills through small workshops held here in my home studio and in various other pop up spaces.
I will continue to sell my work at The Postrooms and Kobo A-B in Norwich, joining other local producers at the Aylsham Farmer's Market on the first Saturday of the month, at the FRESH artisan markets (see below) and online via my website
This 'downshift' is part of my own personal learning journey, which started with a university degree here in Norwich, then an eight year 'apprenticeship' of experimentation and experiences in various projects and places in Norwich and Norfolk, sharing my skills with you along the way. Now as a 'journeyman' I want to have more time to consolidate my knowledge and develop ideas as I work towards becoming a 'master' in the art of natural dyeing.