So my usual bird collage course is given a new twist as I encourage students to choose a British bird off the red or amber "Birds of Conservation Concern ( UK)" lists. On the red list now are starling, lapwing, house sparrow, curlew, kittiwake and skylark. Check out this link to find the full list.
Here is a Dartford Warbler, one from the Amber list, it is in decline and is so pretty!
Then there is the problem of over fishing around the UK. I have never thought about fish much apart from how to cook them but reading about the concern for the way fish are farmed and caught inspired me to write my first fish course. I really enjoyed bringing metallics back into my textile pieces when working on these samples.The first date for this course is full but there are plenty of places on Friday 10th July. Check out the link HERE.
I have an allotment and grow lots of flowers to attract bees but where would we be without them?
I have been practising embroidering bees and in July I am running 2 courses called "Telling the Bees".
Contact me through the website if you are interested in joining me on any of these three new courses and a Happy New Year we hope!