a couple of weeks ago our national telly station kindly broadcast a 5 minute segment on your correspondent. it's occasioned quite a lot of friendly mail which has been delightful.
it's also prompted some weird comments from otherwise unknown people, who wander up to me when i'm out and about, and say things like...'saw you on the box, love your work, i'll be doing that now too, i needed a new idea'...
and of course there have been a few emails asking me to send the precise instructions for making the pieces that were shown. rather bold requests, i thought.
copying someone else's work directly is NOT a new idea. i wrote my dye book so that more folks could make beautiful colours without poisoning themselves...but i do hope that when making their textile pieces readers will apply plant dyes 'in their own handwriting' and with their own distinctive style (and of course harvested from their own "backyards").
it's been a delight to see how the work of the many students who've passed through my orbit has developed over the years....so i say (along with the French, but in a slightly different context) vive la difference...otherwise the whirled would be a dull place indeed.
have a nice day...and dye happy