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Therese studied Contemporary Textile Practice at Northern College of Art and lives in Dumfries and Galloway.


"My desire to create is stimulated by the natural landscape, I walk, pause, observe, draw, forage and gather.

I find inspiration in  many things; detailed markings on beach stones, pattern on the bark of a tree, the delicacy of lichen against black granite rock. 

My passion for textiles was ignited early, hand knitting at my mother's knee and teenage years making my own clothes. Alongside my passion for textiles, I am passionate about natural dyes, and have been using these extensively in my work for over ten years. I enjoy exploring the possibilities of natural colour, using dye plants from my garden, flora sensitively foraged from hedgerows and food waste. Working with plant dyes is a slow and unpredictable process, no two dye baths are ever the same, which I find both challenging and exciting in equal measure!

Gathering gorse flowers in early spring, umbels of feathery fennel in summer, and sloe berries in late autumn, provides me  a close connection to nature and rhythms of the seasons.

 

My textiles are available to purchase from my online shop and selected UK galleries.  I am happy to make items to commission, please get in touch if this is of interest"

Therese