Welcome Kathryn

 

We asked Kathryn some quickfire questions:

 

What got me into the medium I use today?

Using a lot of Chemical dyes, that let off noxious fumes at work, I started to wonder what the alternatives were.

Researching natural dyes brought me to Eco-dyeing.

It has completely changed my ethos, and as I now live in Darlington, there is a lot of natural bushland to admire and take inspiration from.

 

What’s the biggest change you see in yourself from 3years  ago to today?

I now focus solely on my practise and tutoring. Three years ago I was working in a ridiculously busy costuming department, where there was a lot of monotony and huge pressure.

I now get to teach textiles to students from 5year olds to 89 year olds.

I also have a grandson now!

 

What I hope to achieve in these workshops?

I hope that I can instill the love of mark making and botanical printing to everyone who comes.

My joy is seeing the looks on students faces, when they unravel their first bundle.

 

When feeling discouraged, what gets me back on track?

I have an amazing supportive family, who encourage me to be creative.

I love to eco-print my own work, and I often don’t allow myself time to do that! When I find a few hours, the anticipation of opening my bundles is always something to look forward to.

I also walk in the local bushland every morning, Mindfulness walking helps me to re-centre for the day ahead.

 

What is my most listened to song right now?

I rarely listen to music. If I do it would be the soundtrack from Sleepless in Seattle, or Spotify’s 1970’s channel, featuring Carol King and Kate Bush.

I love to listen to the chorus of birds around my house, which I find meditative.

 

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