Tag Archives: textile

April 12, 2013

Meditation

Two and a half trees… a meditation   Today I realised once more how any walk clears my head and how little one needs to feel fed. I went out with my faithful companion, the eye of my mobile phone, and before Read more

 
February 7, 2013

Patterns

Gongadi Source   A few days ago an Indian friend attended me on an exhibition of rural weavings I had never heard about. Gongadi are blankets or heavy shawls woven with wool from the mainly black nalla-gorre sheep of the Read more

 
August 24, 2012

Pruning

There are a few books I particularly like on the subject of writing. Ernest Hemingway On Writing is one of them, mainly with excerpts from his letters, and Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Both books show Read more

 
July 2, 2012

What is serious?

My recent Great Sweep through my studio included going through my ‘Rajasthan‘ cupboard. It was good to unfold and rearrange a collection of Indian textiles – nothing exceptionally valuable but a testimony to change as a number of hand-blocked cotton Read more

 
May 4, 2012

Rust and art

Since I began this journal three months ago, I’ve intended to write about my current book project, Living Iron. The idea was to present it in a logical order, following the development of my research and adventures until today. That Read more

 
January 20, 2012

A poster for IKEA; a book cover for W.W.Norton

Some years ago five images from my Rajasthan pages were selected for a – now discontinued – poster called Samples and a series of postcards sold by IKEA.     I took the picture one early morning in Jodhpur when Read more