Jackie Cardy , whose work we had been looking forward to seeing for real, began by giving us an idea of her journey into textiles, and showing us examples of stunning work. There was an astonishing variety of techniques here, and we were fascinated by the stories behind some of the pieces!
Then we got to work, as Jackie took us through the art of dyeing teabag paper. What fun! With lots of samples to bring home, ranging from vibrant to subtle, we should all have plenty of inspiration for our own work. It will be interesting to see what we all make with our dyed 'fabric'. Jackie generously left us with some teabag paper and dyes, so those who missed the workshop may yet get the chance to have a go!
Many thanks to Jackie for a thoroughly enjoyable day.