All posts by Jenny Leslie

I had a lovely walk first thing this morning, before the heat of the day, I was looking for Queens Anne’s Lace [or wild carrot] and Golden Rod they both grow in the hedge rows. The Queens Anne’s Lace was ready but the Golden Rod was not. The Golden Rod will be ready soon. Here […]

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My inspiration for our next East exhibition The Power of Stitch comes from a trip in 2016 to Yellowstone Park USA, from that trip I have got very interested in the Power of Nature and how to interpret it through Stitch. I am sure you will have seen Volcanoes erupting recently, my ideas have morphed […]

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In May I posted pictures on our trip to Morocco and samples and ideas for a textile piece based on the wonderful Islamic tiles there. I was experimenting with natural pigments that can be found in the souks in Marrakesh.So after 6 months I have finally finished two pieces of work block printed with natural […]

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Jenny’s experiments with fermentation dyeing. I think this must be the slowest form of dyeing as it is done cold. I started with weld which wasn’t very successful, but red cabbage has been very exciting.I chopped up a quarter of a red cabbage very small and put it in a clean plastic milk bottle with the […]

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Textile Art based on Morocco

In April we had a lovely holiday in Morocco, We were in Marrakesh as well as the low Atlas mountains. Here we are in the dyers souk in Marrakesh. I loved the Islamic patterns and thought they could be useful inspiration for an exhibition coming up next year Kaleidoscope. I started printing, this is acrylic […]

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