Green islands are still in abundance, now bursting into fireworks
While I was opening my fabric bundles several passers-by stopped to chat. Each person had something new to teach me; about the history of the wood, a recipe for making ink from oak chippings, local nature reserves and wildlife hot spots, the local textile industry and some useful contacts for my proposed community projects. I also discovered that these woodlands are sometimes used in pagan rituals, which is intriguing and may explain some of the things I have found around the woods.
Pale ghostly prints, like parched plant remains. Detailed and subtle effects on silk and velvet.
I also learnt that lesser spotted woodpeckers are sometimes seen in the woods, so I will be looking even more carefully in future. Today my best birds were a pair of bullfinches.