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The art of papermaking is a passion of mine. I work with plant fibres and natural dyes to create handmade paper that has a uniqueness of its own in texture and colour.
Paper can be made from any plant. I have three favourites that I use, New Zealand flax, maize leaves and thistle down. I also like to experiment and have tried banana skins, marigold petals, grass and rhubarb, to name just a few. Each fibre has its own unique characteristic.
I often enhance my papers by using natural dyes. I find that the colours produced give subtle shades in harmony with the quality of the product.
I enjoy following the whole process from start to finish, collecting the plant from the fields, processing it into a pulp, dying, pulling a piece of paper then making these sheets into the final products.
Using these papers, I create a variety of pieces, lampshades and pictures that reflect the hills and landscapes of Cumbria, to jewellery and unusual decorations.