This is the Chintz skirt of another shopper at the spice stall. I painted the pattern free-hand on paper using Disperse dyes and heat transferred this onto fabric.
The final decorative element on this sari. Long lines of raised dots. A lot of work, the worth of which can only be judged when the collage is complete.
Dye-work for a particularly decorative sari. This has been slow, methodical work but the woman wearing it will stand in front of the spice stall in Jodhpur, India, the subject of my new collage.
The Rhododendrons and Lady's Slipper Orchids are now in place and the waterfall fully formed.
Here is the dye-work for part of the river transferred from paper to polyester satin. You can see how much more vibrant the colours become.
Three orchids with their pleated leaves.
The design for the new commission. Although the design has been approved, the commissioner has requested more colour in the flowers.
The first Rhododendron Flowers for the new commission.
A little video about the delightful insect life that shares my garden.
Although I rarely show the workings of my garden, 2.5 acres takes a lot of work and this video shows a moment in my new flower garden.