Category Archives: fascinatingfacts

Indian colour

I’ve just completed a series of Indian linocuts to complement my daughter’s ( block printing.  She uses joyful colours so these are framed in similar tones.   They are in frames that can stand alone or be hung on a … Continue reading

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Pressing flowers

  Its fun to see how many wild flowers you can find in your locality – I have reached 150 over the summer with one visit to the Suffolk coast and one to Wiltshire.  A good way of learning wild … Continue reading

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A day at a Letterpress workshop

I recently spent a day learning all about relief printing using a press – known as Letterpress.  This was the original and oldest form of printing and involves setting out your text letter by letter.  This you do upside down … Continue reading

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Nettles are important

Stinging nettles are the food plant of many of our loveliest butterflies: Red Admiral, Tortoishell, Painted Lady and the most beautiful of all, the Peacock. So don’t weed out all your nettles, keep some for the butterflies and this is … Continue reading

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Block printing flipagram

This is a first for me – something called a flipagram. Have a look and see the work of block printer Molly Mahon, all the material and paper is hand printed by her. To see more of her designs check … Continue reading

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  Some things were missed out of a Country Year, there just wasn’t room, but I thought you might all be fascinated to learn about Silverfish – so here is what might have been: Silver-fish Lepisma saccharina   The silver-fish … Continue reading

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Mermaid’s purses

I love beach-combing so all in the interest of research for my next book, An Illustrated Coastal Year, you understand, I went to the beach this weekend.  Its amazing what you can find but what I was most pleased with was a … Continue reading

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