Prue Dobinson

United Kingdom

I am inspired by the rhythms of natural life cycles, so I gather plants for dyeing or painting fabric and also to make a range of handmade textural papers.

I have taken part in Norfolk Open Studios for several years and offered  workshops and talks on papermaking from plants, natural dyes and textile related subjects. I organised The Art and Soul of Paper in 2013 - a 6 week international paper exhibition in Norwich, UK, at 3 galleries from March 11 - 20 April.

I have not been actively making paper over the last few years for personal reasons but enjoyed the epic IAPMA tour of France (June 2016) led by Chantal Barre which was hugely informative and inspiring.