A celebration of summer, this textile collage is full of light. Having grown the stunning white foxgloves 'Pam's Choice', it was very satisfying to bring them into the studio and work from the tall stems of white flowers with aubergine markings. For these intricate patterns I have hand-dyed fabrics, both satin and velvet, slightly varying the markings for each flower. With the magnificent Oriental poppies every stamen is cut individually and the fabrics for the petals dyed to give a feeling of the dusky pollen that falls from the stamens. This is the delight of bringing flowers into the studio so that every nuance can be translated into art.