When I began to develop the collage (left) into the wall hanging (right), little did I know that it would suggest to me the hermit's chapel in T S Eliot's poem 'Usk'. The work seemed to have a mind of its own; each action suggested the next until it was complete. I tried, in the spirit of the poem, not to 'spell' the 'old enchantments' too specifically. Poetry and textile art make good partners.

Church Window
Paper collage, oil pastel and paint
20cm by 30cm

'Usk'
Textile wall hanging
mixed media and applique
on calico
50cm by 70cm

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