Thursday, August 23, 2012

pleased to meet you: susan bosence

fun facts

susan (b. 1913-1996) was headmaster's secretary at the Dartington Hall School in England where she was introduced to the hand blocked textiles of Barron and Larcher by the owners of the Dartington estate.

she met Dorothy Larcher and Phyllis Barron when she was 37. no doubt giving her a boost of encouragement with her work.

her earliest experiments with textile design involved resist dyeing with indigo.

she taught a class on printing and dyeing textiles in the 1960s.

she wrote Hand Block Print and Resist Dyeing in 1985. would love to get my hands on this book! anyone want to let me borrow it? :)

I really like the handmade feel her prints have, especially the checkered plaid (#5).

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