Our change of location to the seaside last year has brought many new aspects of inspiration. As with any new lifestyle, time is needed to acclimatise to the surroundings. The rhythm of the sea was a new constant in my life and one to be observed and monitored.
It took me a year but I feel that I can now relate to the colour blue!
I have begun to use the natural environment of the beach; whatever is around on the sand, washed up by the tide or fallen from the shoreline trees, to create patterns on my fabric. It is a relaxed way of dyeing fabric as the results can't be totally predicted.