Kate Dickinson

Although having trained as a Fashion and Textiles Teacher, I have always admired traditional crafts. I am influenced by my rural surroundings, taking a mixed media approach, mixing soft textiles with the harder materials. I am now enjoying the exciting prospect of having the time to rekindle my creativity with a more experimental, 3-Dimensional woven approach, combining my textile world with metal, wood, ceramics and stone. I follow the process through from raw materials to a finished piece, spinning, natural dyeing, weaving and working with 'eco' dyeing enhanced with freehand machine work.

I grew my own Flax crop in 2021 and it is now being stored, waiting for processing into fibres so that it can be spun.