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By Hattie Kerrs, Aug 15 2017 03:06PM

I've almost finished working on this garment now for my exhibition in 4 and a half weeks. It's knitted in moss stitch from the fleeces of the Hebriddean sheep which live up at Breamfield overlooking Wirksworth. It's a sleeveless shawl collared waistcoat, the buttons will be made from the horns from the same sheep. I'm really excited about this particular garment as you can see the sheep from the middle of Wirksworth, so it feels extra local and especially authentic.

By Hattie Kerrs, Jun 5 2017 11:16AM

The Woad seed has germinated! During the past 12 months I have been gathering plant materials to use as dyes from the surrounding landscape. Yellows, oranges pinks and browns have all been found in abundance. Blue dye however is absent in our native flora, for this reason I decided to grow some Woad of my own. Grown in Europe since the Stone Age it has a long association with East Anglia, notably with Boudicca and the Iceni tribe who used woad to colour their faces before going into battle. I however will be dyeing wool with mine